<span class="var-sub_title">The New NSF-Funded Resource: Frontera - Towards a Leadership Class Computing Facility</span> SC18 Proceedings

The International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage, and Analysis

The New NSF-Funded Resource: Frontera - Towards a Leadership Class Computing Facility


Authors: Dan Stanzione (Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas), Tommy Minyard (University of Texas, Texas Advanced Computing Center), William Barth (University of Texas, Texas Advanced Computing Center)

Abstract: On July 24th 2018, the National Science Foundation announced the intent to negotiate an award in it's "Towards a Leadership Class Computing Facility" competition for a replacement system for the Blue Waters Supercomputer. This award will be made to the Texas Advanced Computing Center. While details of this award are still embargoed at submission time, they will be made public by SC18. This BoF will be to brief the community on this new resource, and encourage participation.

Long Description: On July 24th 2018, the National Science Foundation announced the intent to negotiate an award in it's "Towards a Leadership Class Computing Facility" competition for a replacement system for the Blue Waters Supercomputer. This award will be made to the Texas Advanced Computing Center. While details of this award are still embargoed at submission time, they will be made public by SC18.

This BOF will be to brief the community on this new resource, and encourage participation. Similar BOFs for the Ranger and Stampede system were highly successful (and well-attended), particularly among US university researchers who will be eligible to apply for time on the system. During the BOF, we will present the architectural details of the system, vendors, partners, capability, the timelines for deployment, and the process by which participants can apply for access.


URL: https://www.tacc.utexas.edu/Frontera/



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