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After debuting last year as ORNL’s fourth No. 1 supercomputer in a row and granting access to its first users in April, Frontier settled into regular operations this summer.


The Frontier supercomputer includes some of the world’s most advanced technologies.

Al Geist

How did the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility and its vendor partners AMD and HPE Cray overcome the daunting obstacles that stood between them and the world's first exascale supercomputer? It took a lot of organization, several false starts and some fortuitous advances in computing technology.

Steven Hamilton

As renewable sources of energy such as wind and sun power are increasingly added to the country’s electrical grid, old-fashioned nuclear energy is also being primed for a resurgence.

Team shot

Ensuring Frontier runs as advertised spanned two fronts: the hardware and software, handled mainly by the Operations Section, and the codes developed to run the various simulations, handled mainly by the Scientific Engagement Section.


Here are a few of the many talented ORNL employees behind the construction and operation of Frontier.

Is Athena Chen

ORNL is proud of its role in fostering the next generation of scientists and engineers.