The Systems Research Consortium is an industrial affiliate program at The University of Texas at Austin housed in the Department of Computer Science that seeks to forge a close relationship between university, faculty and graduate students in systems-related fields and our natural partners in industry. Due to fundamental technological advances, systems research will continue to be a significant growth area over the coming years, both academically and economically, and will play an increasingly critical role in pushing the computing field forward. The Systems Research Consortium at UT fuels that growth by creating an exchange in which affiliate partners benefit from access to cutting edge knowledge and top talent while the university gains a clearer understanding of the practical challenges confronting industry.


Computing applications continue to evolve. Systems research focuses on advancing the core of computing technologies in order to support and greatly advance a wide variety of industries and application areas. UT’s Systems Research Consortium faculty and students manage several labs and conduct world-class systems research in the following areas:

  • Data Centers
  • Computer Architecture
  • Accelerators
  • FPGAs
  • GPGPUs
  • Operating Systems
  • Secure Systems
  • Distributed Systems
  • Networking