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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


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


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