The SC18 international conference has kicked off in Dallas with a lot of exciting news about how Dell EMC is collaborating with customers to break new ground in high performance computing. In this post, I would like to highlight just a few of the organizations that are in the spotlight.
TACC Frontera – Expected to be in the Top 5
Once again making headlines, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin is building a massive supercomputer, fueled by a $60 million grant from the National Science Foundation, to push the frontiers of science. The supercomputer — named Frontera, the Spanish word for “frontier” — will go into production in 2019. If completed today, Frontera would be the fifth most powerful system in the world, the third fastest in the U.S. and the largest at any university.