2023 Frontera User Meeting

August 3–4, 2023

The 2023 Frontera User Meeting will be held in person on August 3-4, 2023 at the Texas Advanced Computing Center in Austin, Texas. The meeting will feature sessions 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.

The Frontera User Meeting is a valuable opportunity to participate in the community of scientists, engineers, and technologists who use and operate this unique national resource.


Please click on Science and Lightning Talk titles to access available presentation files.

Thursday, August 3

12:00pm Registration & Lunch

Welcome Remarks: Dan Stanzione

Frontera Highlights


Science Talk: Eirik Valseth

Leveraging Frontera in Extreme Fidelity Modeling of Storm Surge in Texas and Across the Globe


Lightning Talk: Yifeng Cui

Nonlinear dynamic modeling for a M7.8 earthquake on the southern San Andreas fault

2:45pm Break (15 mins)

User Feedback Panel: TACC Team

Dan Stanzione, John Cazes, Tommy Minyard, Virginia Trueheart, J. Bryan Snead


Lightning Talk: Jessica Church Lang

Using Frontera to analyze developmental brain data


Science Talk: Jose Rizo-Rey

Mechanism of neurotransmitter release enlightened by Frontera

4:30pm Break (15 mins)

Lightning Talk: Ivan Raikov

Data-driven efficient surrogate-assisted evolutionary method for multi-objective optimization of high-dimensional neural dynamical systems


Lightning Talk: PK Yeung

High-resolution studies of Lagrangian intermittency in turbulence

5:15pm Day One Sessions End
5:30pm Welcome Reception — TACC Lobby

Friday, August 4

9:00am Breakfast

Keynote: Paul Woodward

Taking Advantage of Texascale Days to Study Rotating Massive Stars with the PPMstar Code


Science Talk: Simeon Bird

A Lyman-alpha Forest Cosmological Emulator with Black Holes

11:00am Break (15 mins)

Lightning Talk: Michael Zhang

Turbulence, Transport, and Thermodynamics in Collisionless Space and Astrophysical Plasmas


Science Talk: Sarah McGuiness

Development of a Reduced Model for the Molecular Dynamics of Paracellular Ion Channels

12:00pm Lunch

Lightning Talk: Behzad Mehrafrooz

Engineering electro-osmotic flow through biological channels for nanopore protein sequencing


Lightning Talk: Kush Coshic

Unraveling the structure and dynamics of fully packaged virus particles


Lightning Talk: Edwin Huang

Determinantal quantum Monte Carlo solver for cluster perturbation theory

1:45pm Break (15 mins)

Future Directions Panel: TACC Team

Dan Stanzione, John Cazes, Tommy Minyard

3:00pm Day Two Sessions End


Registration is now closed.


The user meeting will be held in the ACB building on the J.J. Pickle Research Campus (PRC) of The University of Texas at Austin at 10100 Burnet Road, Austin, TX, 78758. Lodging recommendations can be found at: www.tacc.utexas.edu/about/hotels (hotels on Domain Dr. close enough to walk).


Please direct any questions or comments to Natalie Henriques at natalie@tacc.utexas.edu.

Past Meetings