Statement of Purpose

At the High Performance Computing facility, we are committed to the following:

  • Continuously strive to improve and maintain the availability of high-performance computing resources for the benefit of research and educational programs at the University of Puerto Rico.
  • Continuously strive to improve the accessibility of high-performance computing resources through the proper administration of a high-performance network, PRISAnet.
  • Continuously strive to aid and facilitate research and educational projects through the availability and, if necessary, implementation, development and/or modification of the best possible software environment.
  • Continuously strive to identify, mediate and foster collaborative initiatives in high-performance computing and networking for the benefit of the UPR community.
  • Continuously strive to identify, pursue and/or collaborate in federal funding opportunities in Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) for the development and betterment of research and educational programs at the University of Puerto Rico.
  • Continuously strive to identify, test, implement and disseminate the forefront of technological developments in OpenSource, high-performance computing and networking software for the benefit of the UPR community.


The High Performance Computing facility of the University of Puerto Rico, is presently developing a technology and service infrastructure for the research and education community of the University, including the following:

  1. Advanced Research Network
  2. Core High Performance Computational Resources
  3. Services in Support of Users of Computational Resources
  4. Standards and Architecture
  5. Evaluation of Emerging Technologies

Particular emphasis is made in offering computational and technical resources supporting the PR-EPSCoR and PR-INBRE research thrust areas.


This is the current staff and contact information for the HPCf.

Humberto Ortiz-Zuazaga

Director, HPCf
email: humberto@hpcf.upr.edu
Homepage: http://ccom.uprrp.edu/~humberto/

Ramón Sierra

Network Engineer, UPR Internet2 GigaPoP
email: ramon@hpcf.upr.edu

José C. Bonilla

HPC System Administrator, Postmaster
email: jcbonilla@hpcf.upr.edu

Anatoliy Chornyy

Scientific Programmer
email: anatoliy.chornyy@upr.edu