Office of Faculty and Research Support


OFRS, part of the IT support department, gives Faculty and Researchers a more personal interface to the IT division.   We can serve you best if you come and chat with us and let us know what you're working on and how OFRS can help you. 

Contact Us:
Benito Salinas
Interim Director Data Center Services
IT Technical Services
Phone: 956-665-7440
OFR Support Members:
Carlos Magana
Francisco Arteaga
Nick Dubberly
Anna Quinteiro

We are currently working with several departments campus-wide in the areas of physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, and the college of business administration.

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.

We also operate and support high-performance computing resources that we encourage faculty and researchers to take advantage of.   We have systems here at UTRGV and free access to larger systems remotely at UT Austin's TACC (Texas Advanced Computing Center) facility and a TACC quick start guide.

You can read more about the services and see examples of current and recently completed projects.

To conclude, OFRS expects to continually find creative solutions to the technological challenges proposed by our Faculty and Research clients.


These are some of the services we offer. Feel free to contact us for related services that are not listed.

  • Assistance with Software (Installation, Licensing, Acquisition, etc. )
  • Data Mining
  • High Performance Computing Support (at UTRGV and at TACC)
  • Large Data-Set Visualization
  • Linux Support
  • Grant Writing Assistance (IT components)
  • General IT Consultation
  • Custom Applications Programming
  • Server Virtualization

High Performance Computing Research Support

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