POWERING DISCOVERIES THAT CHANGE THE WORLD

Solving problems at the frontiers of science and engineering requires computing power at a massive scale. To enable that effort, in 2019, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin launched Frontera, the most powerful supercomputer at any university and one of the fastest machines in the world.

Supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Frontera (Spanish for “Frontier”) will allow the nation's academic scientists and engineers to probe questions both basic and applied that cannot be addressed in a lab, in the field, or on a smaller computing cluster and require the number-crunching power equivalent of a small city's worth of computers.
Frontera provides a system of unprecedented scale to NSF’s cyberinfrastructure and will yield productive science on day one, allowing the nation's researchers to make important discoveries in all disciplines, while preparing the research community for the shift to even more capable systems in the future.

Upcoming Trainings

Frontera leverages TACC and its partners’ innovative approach to education, outreach, and training to encourage, educate, and develop the next generation of leadership-class computational science researchers.

Past Training

A brief overview of system plans and the broader project that surrounds it, the architectural design choices, and a discussion of application community that will run on it.

Welcome to Frontera

 

Science on Frontera

Early-science teams are currently collaborating with the Frontera project team to prepare and port scientific codes to compute at the largest scale. The early-science allocations support science and engineering research that would not otherwise be possible without access to this unique new leadership-class computing capability. Lessons learned from Frontera early-science users will be incorporated into future operational support for the system.