The Frontier Grid Platform
Free Academic Offer

Are you an academic researcher who could use more computational capacity? Don't waste your budget on another cluster. Use Frontier for Free!

It's easy. Install the Frontier Compute Engine on up to 10 computers (university computer labs are a great source, but get proper authorization first!). Contact us and then run Frontier-enabled applications on those resources at no cost — indefinitely.

What's the catch? No catch. We recognize that the next generation of grid-based software will come from you and your students. By making Frontier freely available we're helping to foster the innovative applications that will speed adoption to this new paradigm. We also hope to encourage those students and researchers with an entrepreneurial bent to launch their grid-enabled businesses on Frontier (click here to learn how to start your Frontier business).

If you need to buy more power, turn up the capacity dial and Frontier will schedule your job across the Parabon Computation Grid, always giving first priority to your own resources to minimize your cost.

Have a really big project in the works? The National Science Foundation (NSF) recognizes funding requests for Computation on Demand® from Parabon as a viable computing alternative. And, of course, it is far more cost effective than buying expensive HPC hardware. Just send an email to and we'll supply you with an insert for your next proposal that demonstrates the cost/benefit of our utility computing service.

It's not only a more powerful and more affordable way to compute, it's a great choice for the environment as well.

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Academic Collaborations

Parabon is actively seeking collaborations with academic researchers. Learn more.

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Who Uses Frontier?

Grid Computing for Scientists & Researchers

"Frontier speeds discovery. Simulations finish in hours versus months, transforming the way we conduct research."

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Grid Computing for ISVs & Developers

"Getting my application to run on Frontier was easy! Frontier's computational power differentiates my products in the market."

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Grid Computing for Systems Integrators

"Frontier is a proven COTS solution. It's secure, easy to deploy and requires little administration."

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Grid Computing for Government Agencies

"Frontier Enterprise increased our HPC capability without impacting the power, space, and cooling issues in our data center."

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Grid Computing for Commercial Enterprises

"Frontier greatly improved the ROI of our existing IT infrastructure. It's a smart and cost-effective choice."

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