On August 29, the NSF and TACC announced that Stampede 2 would be augmented with a new system called Frontera, which will become the new fastest university supercomputer in the United States. The NSF awarded TACC $60 million for acquisition and deployment of Frontera, which has an anticipated peak performance between 35-40 petaflops and is expected to begin operations in 2019.
Today, TACC released a podcast featuring TACC host Jorge Salazar and Manish Parashar, the office director for the NSF’s Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. On the podcast, they discuss the Frontera supercomputer, the NSF grant, and the ways in which the new investment will provide value to the scientific community.
“The Frontera system … represents Phase One of NSF’s two-phased approach toward realizing a leadership-class computing facility,” says Parashar. “It brings innovative capabilities, critical capacities, expertise, and industry and academic partnerships. NSF is confident that Frontera is capable of enabling unprecedented science and engineering advances and discoveries.”
Listen to the full podcast below.
To read the interview on TACC’s website, click here.