Frontera is one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, and the fastest supercomputer on a university campus. Hundreds of U.S. scientists and engineers use Frontera each year to power discoveries across a wide range of scientific domains, from the quantum to the cosmic scale. Frontera is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and serves as the leadership-class system in NSF’s cyberinfrastructure ecosystem.

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User Guides

Getting Started
Get started by creating your account, logging in, onboarding your account, and accessing your files.

Frontera User Guide
Start using Frontera as a new or experienced user, and learn how to utilize all features for your work.

Data Transfer Guide
Learn how to transfer Portal data from your local machine to one of TACC's remote storage systems via command line tools or graphical user interfaces.

Globus Data Transfer Guide
Learn how to use Globus for high-speed, reliable, asynchronous transfers to the Portal for large volumes of data.

Allocation Opportunities

LRAC Allocations


  • Submission Dates: Dec 1, 2023–Jan 15, 2024


Pathways & LSCP Quarterly Allocations


  • Submission Dates: May 15, 2023–Jun 15, 2023


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Training & Events

2022 Frontera User Meeting

The User Meeting will be held in person on August 4-5, 2022 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, Texas. The meeting will feature session and lightning talks from Frontera users, roadmap sessions from project staff about Frontera and the Leadership-Class Computing Facilities (LCCF) project, and feedback panels for users to provide input to the project.

  • Fall 2022
  • TACC


High Performance Computing on Frontera Archive

Materials covered included introductory and advanced topics in OpenMP and MPI, hybrid computing, and the interplay between OpenMP and MPI within a single code. We also discussed profiling, debugging, and parallel I/O.

  • Spring 2020
  • TACC

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