This is the story of how the OLCF's Frontier team bucked the odds to build the world's fastest supercomputer

The job of designing and building the world’s first supercomputer capable of exascale speed — running at least a quintillion calculations per second — was no simple task. It took over 10 years of planning and advances in chip technology to culminate in the construction of the Frontier supercomputer at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory. And even then, assembling Frontier was nearly upended by a global pandemic. This is the story of how the Frontier team at the DOE’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility bucked the odds and the technical issues to build the world’s fastest supercomputer.

Read the full story of Frontier here: The Journey to Frontier

Videography: Rosemary Walker, Jenny Woodbery, Kase Clapp, Carlos Jones, Butch Newton, Sibling Rivalry/HPE

Story: Matt Lakin