Frontier and the Oak Ridge Team are Celebrating Exascale Day

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Exascale computing is transforming our ability to solve some of the world’s most difficult and important problems.

On October 18, the US Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is celebrating the fifth National Exascale Day.

The holiday was created in 2019 as an initiative of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project (ECP) and Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company, to honor scientists and researchers who will make groundbreaking discoveries with the help of some of the fastest supercomputers in the world, such as Frontier, the world’s first exascale machine.

Frontier, an HPE Cray EX system, debuted in May 2022 at No. 1 on the TOP500 list. Managed by the Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF), a DOE Office of Science User Facility at ORNL, Frontier opened to users in early 2023.

The performance of exascale computers is measured in exaflops. One exaflop equals one quintillion calculations per second, which is mathematically notated as 10^18.

Learn about the promise of exascale and discover Frontier: