Oak ridge national laboratory

U.S. Department of Energy and HPE to provide Oak Ridge National Laboratory lab with its first exascale supercomputer.


Oak Ridge National Laboratory explores fundamental scientific challenges in energy and security ― and delivers transformative solutions to them. Their work may start in the theoretical but it ends in the marketplace in the products and services that make our world safer, cleaner, and healthier.

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Meet frontier

Oak Ridge National Lab’s new supercomputer for the exascale era.

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    Frontier will cover over 7,300 square feet

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Frontier: Direction of Discovery

Frontier will accelerate innovation in science and technology and maintain US leadership in high-performance computing and artificial intelligence.

America’s Exascale Future

Exascale is the next level of computing performance solving calculations five times faster than today’s top supercomputers.


High Performance Computing

HPE and our global partners have created an HPC ecosystem to help solve the world’s most complex problems delivering HPC innovative and production-level solutions with leading-edge technologies and services.

Exascale Computing

HPE redefines the supercomputing industry with the most comprehensive end-to-end portfolio across compute, storage, and services in the fast-growing HPC and AI market segments.

The Next Era of Supercomputing

HPE Cray exascale supercomputers are an entirely new design, created from the ground up to handle today’s new massive converged modeling, simulation, AI and analytics workloads.