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2022


June 2022

2021-2022 Frontera Fellows Cohort - So Long and Good Luck!

TACC's Frontera Computational Science Fellowship for 2021-2022 came to a close at the end of May 2022. Read about the Fellow’s experiences.


May 2022

A Cloudless Future? The Mystery at the Heart of Climate Forecasts

New computational approaches help researchers include cloud physics in global models, addressing long-standing questions


May 2022

Next-generation weather models cross the divide to real-world impact

NOAA Hydrometeorology Testbed uses TACC supercomputers to evaluate latest forecasting tools under realistic conditions


May 2022

First image of the beastly black hole at the heart of our galaxy

Frontera supercomputer supports milestone in astrophysics, computational science


May 2022

Devil in the Coronavirus Fusion Details

TACC's Frontera supercomputer simulations show ‘one-two punch' combo by lung cell receptors


May 2022

21 Scientific Codes Selected for New High-Performance Software Improvement Program

"Characteristic Science Applications" program to improve scientific software, generate benchmarks for Leadership-Class Computing Facility, and demonstrate societal impact of HPC


April 2022

Frontera brings massive computing power to science's toughest challenges

TACC and NSF announce latest cohort of extreme-scale science investigations that will use supercomputer in 2022-2023


March 2022

Planet-scale MRI

High resolution illumination of Earth's interior down to the planet's core with 3D global numerical simulations


March 2022

Hawaiian-Emperor Undersea Mystery Revealed with Supercomputers

Stampede2, Frontera simulations model plate tectonics of bend in seamount chain


February 2022

An AI Assistant for Material Discovery

NIST develops neural network to predict properties of new materials


February 2022

Big Data Imaging Shows Rock’s Big Role in Channeling Earthquakes in Japan

TACC supercomputers help scientists create first complete, 3D visualization of mountain-sized rock buried beneath southern Japan


January 2022

Solving a superconducting mystery with more precise computations

New method from Clemson University researcher, enabled by Frontera supercomputer, helps explain role of phonons in copper-based superconductivity


January 2022

When Water is Coming from All Sides

NOAA, William & Mary researchers team with TACC to develop, test first-ever 3D compound inland-coastal flooding guidance system

2021


December 2021

Co-Evolving Code and Capabilities

Four paths to accelerating science on supercomputers


December 2021

Thriving in Non-Equilibrium

Computational studies of laser-induced non-equilibrium reveal new states of matter


November 2021

Identifying Individual Proteins Using Nanopores and Supercomputers

New proof-of-concept study in Science shows capacity to identify proteins with single-amino acid resolution


September 2021

Texascale Days: Pushing Scientific Software To New Heights

Benchmarking opportunities during Texascale Days tests parallelism up to 450,000 processors


August 2021

Protecting Earth From Space Storms

University of Michigan researchers use Frontera supercomputer to improve space weather forecasting system, avoid worst effects of extreme events


July 2021

Using AI To Predict 3D Printing Processes

University of Illinois engineers use Frontera supercomputer to develop physics-informed neural networks for additive manufacturin


June 2021

Machine Learning Aids Earthquake Risk Prediction

New framework developed by UT Austin engineers applies big data, supercomputing to soil liquefaction


June 2021

Engineers Apply Physics-Informed Machine Learning to Solar Cell Production

Lehigh University researchers use Frontera to simulate photovoltaic fabrication, train AI to optimize energy production


June 2021

Which Way Does the Solar Wind Blow?

Frontera, Anton 2 supercomputers simulate holistic model of SARS-CoV-2 virion


May 2021

Envisioning Safer Cities with AI

Researchers use crowdsourced data, neural networks, and supercomputers to simulate risks to cities and regions


May 2021

New Application of Artificial Intelligence Just Removed One of the Biggest Roadblocks in Astrophysics

Using neural networks and supercomputers, researchers simulated vast, complex universes in a fraction of the time it takes with conventional methods.


April 2021

Targeting Tubors with Nanoworms

University of Connecticut engineer uses supercomputers and AI to improve delivery of nanomedicines for cancer


April 2021

New Discoveries in the Making for 2021-2022

58 projects allocated time on Frontera, the world’s most powerful academic supercomputer


February 2021

Searching for Hints of New Physics in the Subatomic World

Frontera, Anton 2 supercomputers simulate holistic model of SARS-CoV-2 virion


March 2021

Tracking Cosmic Ghosts

Frontera, a community resource for IceCube Neutrino Observatory research, enables the discovery of new high-energy particle


February 2021

First Complete Coronavirus Model Shows Cooperation

Frontera, Anton 2 supercomputers simulate holistic model of SARS-CoV-2 virion


February 2021

TACC Launches Expanded Frontera Supercomputer to Support Urgent Computing

National Science Foundation, Dell Technologies and Intel support extra capacity for emergency responses


February 2021

Frontera Fellows 2020-2021: Maureen Kitheka and Jeane Camelo Share Experiences

Halfway through our 2020-2021 inaugural Frontera Fellowship, we catch up with two of our awardees to talk about their experiences.


February 2021

Texascale Days: December Edition

Seven research teams describe the results of large-scale access to the Frontera supercomputer


January 2021

New Funding to Support Leadership-Class Application Partners

NSF to award up to $150,000 per year to research teams to improve codes, help drive requirements for future HPC systems


January 2021

Simulating 800,000 Years of California Earthquake History to Pinpoint Risk

Supercomputer-powered framework developed by SCEC provides new view of seismic hazard


January 2021

Evolving the Early Universe in 24 Hours on Frontera

UC Riverside Astrophysicist Simeon Bird describes largest ever cosmological simulation

2020


December 2020

Powering Covid-19 Collaborations and Communicating Risks to Public

TACC contributes expertise to leading national epidemiological modeling effort

December 2020

Protein Storytelling to Address the Pandemic

New computational tools developed at Stony Brook University help characterize protein structures and identify new treatments for COVID-19


November 2020

Gordon Bell Special Prize Winning Team Reveals AI Workflow for Molecular Systems in the Era of COVID-19

Research by team at Argonne National Laboratory, UC San Diego leads to novel understanding of SARS-CoV-2; research supported by ORNL's Summit and TACC's Frontera supercomputers


November 2020

Frontera Expansion to Support Urgent Computing

National Science Foundation and Dell Technologies contribute to supercomputer to provide capacity for emergency response


November 2020

Final Dance of Unequal Black Hole Partners

Rochester Institute of Technology scientists perform first-ever simulation of large mass ratio black hole merger on Frontera


October 2020

Frontera on the Front Lines During Record Hurricane Season

UT supercomputers enables emergency storm surge forecasts used by officials in Texas, Louisiana, and beyond


October 2020

Texascale Days at TACC: Labor Day Edition

Eight research teams test their codes at the largest scale on Frontera


September 2020

Galaxy Simulations Could Help Reveal Origins of Milky Way

TACC's Frontera supercomputer aids the search for dark matter in the universe


September 2020

Pulling the Plug on the Coronavirus Copy Machine

Frontera supercomputer helps search for improvements to antiviral drug remdesivir


September 2020

Mysterious Cellular Droplets Come into Focus

University of Illinois biophysicists use Frontera supercomputer to study the formation and behavior of biological condensates


August 2020

Supercomputers create world's most detailed simulations of tornadoes

Frontera helps University of Wisconsin scientist find new features, mechanisms in massive twisters


July 2020

Urgent Computing

From the ongoing peril of climate change, to the pandemic raging around us, advanced computing is helping scientists and researchers combat urgent crises.


July 2020

Re-Engineering Antibodies to Find Relief for COVID-19

Catholic University of America researcher uses in silico analysis to fast-track passive immunity


July 2020

Corona's Ladder

Coronavirus binding and core helix fusion simulated on TACC Frontera subsystem Longhorn


July 2020

New Collection of Stars, Not Born in Our Galaxy, Discovered in Milky Way

Caltech researchers use deep learning and supercomputing to identify Nyx, a product of a long-ago galaxy merger


July 2020

Frontera Quarterly Newsletter

A collection of the top Frontera stories each quarter. Subscribe now.


June 2020

New Pathways and Large-Scale Community Partnerships awards expand Frontera's research impact

26 projects allocated compute time on world's fastest academic supercomputer


June 2020

Sugar Coating Locks and Loads Coronavirus for Infection

Frontera simulations reveal structural role of glycans that cover coronavirus


June 2020

Cracking Open the Proton

Frontera guides development of new instrumentation for future COMPASS++/AMBER experiment at CERN and prepares COMPASS data for final analysis


June 2020

Across the Cell Membrane

UT San Antonio biophysicist helps elucidate mechanisms of neutral solute carriers


May 2020

Meet the Frontera Computational Science Fellows for 2020-2021

Five graduate students to compute on the most powerful academic supercomputer in the world and collaborate with TACC experts


April 2020

Texascale Days Showcases Potential of Frontera for Large-scale Simulation and Modeling

Seven science teams use world's most powerful academic supercomputer to push research to new heights


April 2020

Gold Standard Force Fields Help Identify Promising Peptides to Disrupt COVID-19

University of Utah researchers rapidly generate molecular models of compounds relevant for COVID-19


April 2020

AI Fast-Tracks Drug Discovery to Fight COVID-19

Deep learning paired with drug docking and molecular dynamics simulations identify small molecules to shut down virus


April 2020

Frontera Sets Sights on Transformative Research

National Science Foundation awards compute time on world's most powerful academic supercomputer to 49 projects


March 2020

Coronavirus Massive Simulations Completed on Frontera Supercomputer

New simulations can help researchers design new drugs and vaccines to combat the coronavirus


February 2020

Even The Smallest Problems Need The Biggest Supercomputers

Oden Institute's Feliciano Giustino applies TACC's supercomputing power to the development of novel materials at the quantum scale.


January 2020

Simulations Reveal Galaxy Clusters Details

Galaxy clusters probed with Stampede2, Comet Supercomputers

2019


November 2019

Flu Season is Here — Supercomputers are a New Line of Defense

Supercomputers at UT Austin are tracking drug-resistant viruses on a whole new level and helping researchers stay ahead of infections such as influenza and Zika


October 2019

Monitoring Hurricanes for Better Life-Saving, Property-Preserving Decisions

The Texas Advanced Computing Center is helping top researchers push the boundaries of science to new limits and run complex models for smarter and more informed real-world decisions.


September 2019

Texas Boosts U.S. Science with Fastest Academic Supercomputer in the World

TACC's leadership-class system tops all academic supercomputers, achieves 23.5 PetaFLOPS on Top500 benchmark


June 2019

Frontera Named 5th Fastest Supercomputer in the World

TACC's leadership-class system tops all academic supercomputers, achieves 23.5 PetaFLOPS on Top500 benchmark


January 2019

Computation for the Endless Frontier

TACC wins $60 million award to build the nation's fastest academic supercomputer

2018


August 2018

New Texas Supercomputer to Push the Frontiers of Science

National Science Foundation awards $60 million to the Texas Advanced Computing Center to build nation's fastest academic supercomputer


August 2018

University supercomputers are science's unsung heroes, and Texas will get the fastest yet

Supercomputers are powerful machines with great names—Blue Waters, Bridges, Jetstream, Comet. But a new one will soon be joining that list: Frontera. The $60 million machine will live at the University of Texas at Austin and is scheduled to come online next year.


August 2018

NSF awards $60 million for next-generation supercomputer

Texas Advanced Computing Center to build nation’s most powerful academic high-performance computing system