Office of Faculty and Research Support


The Office of Faculty and Research Support (OFRS) work with faculty and researchers from several departments campus-wide in the areas of physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, and the College of Business. We operate and support high-performance computing resources at UTRGV campuses and remote access to larger systems at UT Austin's TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center) facility.

OFRS strives to continually find creative solutions to the technological challenges proposed by our faculty and research clients. A major project of interest is the server virtualization project where we transition physical computer servers into virtual servers that are hosted in-house and maintained internally.

Our services include: 

  • General IT Consultation
  • Software Assistance (Acquisition, licensing, installation, etc.)
  • Data Mining
  • Custom Applications Programming
  • Large Data-Set Visualization
  • High-Performance Computing Support (UTRGV / TACC)
  • Linux Support
  • Grant Writing Assistance (IT departments)
  • Server Virtualization

High-Performance Computing Research Support

Feel free to contact us regarding related services not listed. We can serve you best if you come and chat with us and let us know what you are working on and how OFRS can help you. 

Contact Us:

IT Technical Services
Phone: 956-665-7440

Benito Salinas
Assistant Director of Data Center Services

OFR Support Members:
Carlos Magana
Francisco Arteaga


To learn more about this service, visit the HPCC service page.