Why Frontier®?

The Frontier Grid Platform
Enables You to do More, Now.

With the Frontier Grid Platform, you can:

  • Save Money

    • Increase ROI on Existing IT Infrastructure
      Do more with what you've got.
    • Consolidate Servers
      Increase operational efficiency and decrease maintenance costs.
    • Reduce Power, Space & Cooling Costs
      Decrease datacenter footprint.
    • Avoid Costly Hardware Expenditures
      Minimize budget requirements for new hardware or enjoy improved grid performance from ordinary "tech refresh" cycles.
  • Save Time

    • Reduce Processing Time
      Accelerate applications by orders of magnitude — from months to minutes.
    • Deploy Quickly
      Install Frontier across your organization in an afternoon — it's a turnkey, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution that enables you to be immediately productive.
    • Adapt Legacy Applications
      Streamline migration of existing apps with Frontier Rapids.
    • Improve Developer Productivity
      Create and customize your own applications quickly and easily with Frontier's rich suite of dev tools and and user's guides.
  • Do More

    • Develop Extreme-Scale Solutions
      Solve problems previously considered intractable with Frontier's massive computational power.
    • Run a Variety of Applications
      Run data-heavy and compute-intensive grid jobs, plus distributed command & control and cloud computing applications on the same platform.
    • Deploy Cloud Services Across the Enterprise
      Host virtual machines (VMs) on existing computers within your firewall with Frontier's Integrated Virtualization Management.
    • Scale Massively
      Increase your organization's agility by quickly and easily resizing your grid — from small lab deployments to larger networks of 10,000+ computers.
  • Enjoy Ease of Use

    • Operate Unobtrusively
      Harness excess computing capacity without affecting normal enterprise operations.
    • Access Solutions Anywhere
      Operate grid applications and administration tools from any browser using the Frontier Dashboard.
    • Automate Virtualization
      Dynamically instantiate VMs without operator intervention using Frontier's programmatic provisioning capabilities.
    • Adapt to a Variety of Network Topologies
      Harness computational capacity from both dedicated and idle resources — from laptops to Linux clusters.
  • Maintain Control

    • Centrally Manage Grid Resources & Operations
      Manage permissions with flexible, fine-grained access control of engine groups and users.
    • Audit Grid & Cloud Usage and Provide Transparency
      Monitor all grid activities through Frontier's administration portal for a complete view into grid operations.
    • Track Resource Availability
      Gather computational utilization rates across your enterprise to improve capacity planning.
    • Stay Informed
      Configure alerts for system events, such as job launches or user registrations.
  • Compute with Confidence

    • Remain Highly Secure
      Rely on the only commercial grid deployed within the U.S. Intelligence Community and Department of Defense.
    • Trust a Proven Solution
      Count on our experience — Parabon has been developing and maintaining Frontier grid services and applications for over 10 years.
    • Support Disaster Recovery/Continuation of Operations
      Satisfy DR/COOP goals and requirements with the inherently distributed nature of the grid.
    • Depend on Frontier's Reliability
      Remain unaffected by resource failures or network outages "at the edge" of any grid with the Frontier's built-in failover mechanisms.

Frontier Increases the ROI of Your Enterprise IT Resources

When compared to buying new hardware, clients using Frontier experience a dramatic increase in the ROI of their IT resources. Learn more about Frontier Enterprise.

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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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