Session I: Frontera: NSF’s next generation leadership system

In August of 2018, the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin was selected as the awardee of the National Science Foundation’s “Towards a Leadership Class Computing Facility” solicitation.   In this talk, I will describe the main components of the award: the Phase 1 system, “Frontera”,  the plans for   operations and scientific support for the next five years, and the plans to design a Phase 2 system in the mid-2020s to be the NSF Leadership system for the latter half of the decade, with capabilities 10x beyond Frontera.  The talk will also cover the growing and shifting nature of the scientific workloads that require advanced capabilities, the technology shifts and challenges the community is currently facing, and the ways TACC has and is restructuring to face these challenges.

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Location: Grand Ballroom C Date: March 27, 2019 Time: 8:40 am - 9:00 am Dan Stanzione, TACC