Center Resources

SiViRT Center provides a collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment for faculty and students. Contact us to make a reservation to use our core facility or other available resources.

UTSA VizWall

UTSA VizWall

UTSA Advanced Visualization Laboratory is the home of the "VizWall". The Vizwall is the laboratory's 15.3 feet wide and 5.6 feet tall visualization wall. It is comprised of 24-high definition (HD) 32" monitors. The VizWall has the maximum resolution of approximately 115 million pixels.

UTSA Haptics

UTSA Haptics Laboratory

UTSA Advanced Visualization Laboratory is the only visualization laboratory in Texas to incorporate a haptics laboratory. Our haptic manipulator provides researchers and students a tactile experience with virtual models in a computer-generated simulations. UTSA researchers and students can precisely interact with their sophisticated 3D and Virtual Reality models through the force and torque feedback provided by the haptic manipulator. An 85” 3D stereoscopic display enhances the experience with the haptic manipulator.



NEMO is the primary high performance computational cluster for the Advanced Visualization Laboratory and the only GPU/HPC hybrid computational cluster at UTSA. It consists of twelve computational nodes, one head node, and a storage node. Each computational node and head node is powered by dual 8 core Intel Xeon X5660 2.80GHz processors (21M Cache) and a mix of dual NVidia Quadro FX5800 graphics cards (4GB each) and NVidia GTX 1080 (8GB each). Nemo is comprised of 144 computational cores and 14,080 CUDA GPU cores.

SHAMU Computational Cluster


SHAMU is one of UTSA College of Engineerings high performance computational clusters. It consists of twenty-two computational nodes and two high-end visualization nodes. Each node is powered by dual Quad-core Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E5-2660 @ 2.20GHz (8M Cache). SHAMU utilizes GlusterFS open-source file system over high speed InfiniBand connection.

GigaPan Imaging

GigaPan images are digital panoramic images at very high resolutions. A digital camera is placed on a robotic camera mount which moves the camera vertically and horizontally for multiple shots. These gigapixel panoramic images are created utilizing specialized software which organizes and stitches the captured images from the camera. The whole system determines the amount of photos and positions needed for the panoramic image. These images are then uploaded and displayed on the Visualization Wall in the Advanced Visualization Laboratory.


Video Teleconferencing and Distance Learning

Advanced Visualization Laboratory is equipped with video teleconference equipment and software to support outside and international collaboration. The laboratory provides UTSA faculty the opportunity to have remote guest speakers to speak with students across the Internet.

Polycom HDX 6000

Cameras: 2 RealPresence EagleEye HD cameras Camera Field of View (FOV): 180 degrees each
Resolution: 1080p @ 60Hz with 12X zoom capabilities Microphone: 22kHz microphone array with 360 degrees of coverage