Quotes From Leadership, Partners & Researchers About Frontera

“Academic researchers have never had a tool this powerful to solve the problems that matter to them. We are proud to launch Frontera — a new, national resource for science that will power the discoveries of the future.”

Dan Stanzione
TACC Executive Director

“Scientific challenges demand computing and data at the largest and most complex scales possible. That's what Frontera is all about. Frontera’s leadership-class computing capability will support the most computationally challenging science applications that U.S. scientists are working on today.”

Jim Kurose
Assistant Director for Computer and Information Science and Engineering at NSF.

“You might ask, what drives us to keep improving? To keep building faster and more dynamic supercomputers? Well, the answer is simple. It is our fundamental desire to understand the greatest mysteries of our universe, and our collective need to solve the greatest challenges facing humanity – from health care to climate change. That’s what Frontera was built for.”

Gregory L. Fenves
President of UT Austin

“The Frontera system will provide researchers computational and artificial intelligence capabilities that have not existed before for academic research. With Intel technology, this new supercomputer opens up new possibilities in science and engineering to advance research including cosmic understanding, medical cures and energy needs.”

Trish Damkroger
Vice President and General Manager of the Extreme Computing Organization, Intel Corporation

“Frontera is an incredible feat, one of the world’s best, that will empower researchers and academics in Austin and beyond. Through our longstanding collaboration with TACC, Frontera joins a legacy of some of the world’s highest performing supercomputers built by Dell Technologies. Frontera, designed with the latest technological innovations, will enable groundbreaking discoveries and human advancements, spanning artificial intelligence to astrophysics and energy research.”

Thierry Pellegrino
Vice President of High Performance Computing, Dell Technologies

“We are proud to collaborate with TACC and have our world-leading 200Gb/s HDR InfiniBand solutions accelerate the largest academic supercomputer in the world. HDR InfiniBand provides high data throughput, extremely low latency, advanced In-Network Computing acceleration engines, adaptive routing, and other smart interconnect engines, enabling the highest performance and scalability for TACC’s users. We look forward to the new research and discoveries that the Frontera supercomputer will enable in the future.”

Gilad Shainer
Senior Vice President of Marketing at Mellanox Technologies.

“Frontera is an amazing system because it gives us a very large number of computer nodes that we can use to solve very complex problems. These types of resources are unavailable on most university campuses, so we really need to have Frontera in order to be able to do the simulation we do.”

Manuela Campanelli
Professor of Mathematical Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Director of the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation

“At the interface of science and AI, what's happening is almost like a Sputnik moment. There is a race of nations who might lead, and I think it's very important for the U.S. to be competitive, not only because of national importance, but also because we can really transform science for the good of society. Our nation will benefit greatly from support of projects like Frontera and investments in science and AI.”

Olekandr Isayev
Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Pharmacy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

“Frontera offers the opportunity to train young scientists on a cutting-edge system. They learn best practices, advance science, and do this on the best supercomputer the country has to offer to prepare us for the future.”

Peter Kasson
Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of Virginia

“We hope to harness Frontera’s ultrafast computational capabilities to accelerate our search for better organic photovoltaics. With some of our initial simulations on Frontera, we have been able to improve by a factor of four to five, in terms of computing speed.”

Ganesh Subramanian
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University

“Historically, HPC has been a central driver of scientific advances stemming from large-scale simulations of complex systems, and more recently HPC has become a critical accelerator of complex data analytics and machine learning tasks. With its massive computing power, memory, bandwidth, and storage, Frontera will usher in a new era of computational science and engineering in which data and models are integrated seamlessly to yield new understanding that could not have been achieved with either alone.”

Omar Ghattas
Director of the Center for Computational Geoscience, Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Science, The University of Texas at Austin

“The powerful architecture of Frontera will enable the Utah Uintah team to carry out experiments that are otherwise impossible. We will not only be able to accomplish science goals in the area of large scale parallel combustion but will also be able to calibrate these results against a number of other large scale machines. Our intention is thus not only to undertake meaningful science but to show that such science is being conducted in what we think will be an efficient and competitive manner on a unique and valuable national resource.”

Martin Berzins
Professor of Computer Science, University of Utah

“Global protein production needs to double in the 40 years in order to healthily feed the planet. The computational modeling of crop genomes and their interactions with a wide range of environments will also the us to design a food system that can sustainably feed the planet for the coming century.”

Edward Buckler
Research Geneticist with the USDA and Adjunct Professor of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University