UT lands NSF funds for $60 million supercomputer

The National Science Foundation has awarded $60 million to the Texas Advanced Computing Center at UT Austin for a new supercomputer that will be the fastest at any U.S. university and among the most powerful in the world. The new system, known as Frontera, will allow academic researchers to make important discoveries in all fields of science. Faculty at UT’s Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences will lead the science applications and technology team, with partners from several other universities. Early anticipated projects include climate modeling, hurricane forecasting and multi-messenger astronomy. For more, read the press release and articles in the Austin American-Statesman and CNET.