Frontier (supercomputer)

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OperatorsOak Ridge National Laboratory and U.S. Department of Energy
LocationOak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (planned)
PurposeScientific research

Frontier or OLCF-5 is a supercomputer being planned for delivery in 2021 at the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility. The target computation performance is ~1.5 exaFLOPS.[1][2]

It is expected to use a combination of AMD Epyc CPUs and Radeon Instinct GPUs.[3]

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  1. ^ Wells, Jack (2018-03-19). "Powering the Road to National HPC Leadership". OpenPOWER Summit 2018.
  2. ^ Bethea, Katie (2018-02-13). "Frontier: OLCF'S Exascale Future – Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility". Oak Ridge National Laboratory - Leadership Computing Facility.
  3. ^ Bright, Peter. "Cray, AMD to build 1.5 exaflops supercomputer for US government". Ars Technica. Retrieved 8 May 2019.