ORNL Associate Laboratory Director Jeff Nichols discusses the promise of truly transformative science with exascale computing and the Frontier system

The Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility will be home to one of the nation’s first exascale systems, Frontier, which will help guide researchers to new discoveries at exascale—exceeding a quintillion, or 1018, calculations per second. Scheduled for delivery in 2021, Frontier will accelerate innovation in science and technology and maintain US leadership in high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.

With the exascale era comes the promise of truly transformative science. Frontier users will model the entire lifespan of a nuclear reactor, uncover disease genetics, and build on recent developments in science and technology to further integrate artificial intelligence with data analytics and modeling and simulation.

In this interview with Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Associate Laboratory Director for Computing and Computational Sciences Jeff Nichols explains how the convergence of modeling and simulation with big data and AI will benefit the world around us.

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Learn more about Frontier: https://www.olcf.ornl.gov/frontier