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

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

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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