What It's Used For
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No matter how big your computing problem, Frontier cuts it down to size. Cuts the cost, too.


Whether you're in government, business, or academia, the Frontier® Grid Platform helps you solve high-performance computing (HPC) problems faster, easier, and more affordably than traditional hardware solutions.

Because Frontier is a proven, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution with horizontal applicability, CFOs, IT administrators, scientists, and developers alike find Frontier a smart, cost-effective choice. Here's an abbreviated list of research fields and problem domains well suited for Frontier:

  • Assembly planning
  • Biodefense
  • Bioinformatics - Learn More
  • Biometrics (multi-modal)
  • Combinatorial optimization
  • Data mining - Learn More
  • Decision support
  • Decryption - Learn More
  • Drug discovery
  • Environmental and weather modeling
  • Evolutionary computation - Learn More
  • Financial forecasting - Learn More
  • Genomic sequence comparison
  • Logistical planning
  • Machine learning
  • Modeling and simulation - Learn More
  • Molecular modeling
  • Monte Carlo simulations
  • Nanotechnology - Learn More
  • Operations research
  • Optimization - Learn More
  • Parameter studies
  • Photorealistic Rendering - Learn More
  • Proteomics
  • Psychometric profiling
  • Robotic motion planning
  • Search
  • Statistical analysis
  • Steganography
  • Is your research field or domain problem not listed? Contact us for a technical expert to consult about your particular needs.
  • If you're a software engineer ready to build a novel application or Frontier-enable an existing one, discover a rich suite of tools and APIs in our Developer Center.

Wondering if your application is suited for Frontier?

Applications ideally suited to Frontier are those with high compute-to-data ratios. The compute-to-data ratio for a task refers to the amount of time required for its uninterrupted execution on an engine versus the time required for its network transmission (both the time for data and code to be transmitted to the engine and the time required for the return of final results). The compute-to-data ratio for a job is simply the average of the compute-to-data ratios of its tasks.

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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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