Frontier® Enterprise Grid Software
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Frontier Enterprise

Parabon's Frontier Enterprise grid software is a turn-key, commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution that includes everything your organization needs to deploy a Frontier grid across your own private network — on anything from laptops to mainframes running Windows, Linux, or Mac OS X, Solaris or hypervisors from VMware or Xen — without affecting normal enterprise operations. 

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  • Increase Your ROI. Organizations using Frontier experience a dramatic increase in the ROI of their enterprise infrastructure. Frontier Enterprise is a robust, extreme-scale utility computing service that costs less than 5% of comparably-powered HPC hardware.

  • Accelerate Processing Time. Frontier Enterprise enables its users to reduce the time and cost required to complete data-heavy, compute-intensive, and distributed command and control calculations, by 1,000x or more! In addition, Frontier grids become faster through time as your infrastructure is upgraded through normal "tech refresh" cycles.

  • Scale Your Resources. Highly secure and unobtrusive, Frontier Enterprise is used to manage grids ranging from small lab deployments to large enterprise-wide networks comprised of 10,000+ computers — without affecting normal enterprise operations.

  • Select a Proven COTS Solution. Launched in 2000, Frontier is a mature, tested, and reliable turn-key software solution. Parabon's dedicated and experienced support team is available to answer all of your questions, and to help you get the most out of your Frontier grid.

  • Rely on Our Unmatched Security Model. Frontier Enterprise is built from the ground up with the most advanced mobile code security capabilities. It has multiple layers of safeguards built-in for protecting the confidentiality, integrity, and availablity of both providers and users, making it the most secure grid computing platform on the market.

  • Deploy Easily. Frontier Enterprise can be fully deployed in 15 minutes. The Frontier Grid Server can be installed on one or multiple servers, depending on the size of your grid, and its browser-based management interface allows the Frontier Compute Engine to be downloaded to individual computers. Organizations that administer software centrally may choose to install the Frontier Compute Engine en masse. Both applications can also be deployed as virtual appliances, and are fully compatible with VMware® and Xen® hypervisors.

  • Access Everything in One Place. Frontier Enterprise comes with the Frontier Dashboard, a convenient web interface that allows easy grid administration from any web browser — manage user accounts, monitor load and even configure settings on grid nodes — with the click of a button. Frontier also includes a rich suite of developer tools such as the Frontier SDK, the Frontier JumpStart application generator, and the Frontier Rapids Integration and Execution Environment.

  • Customize Frontier to Fit Your Needs. With Frontier Enterprise, you are in complete control of your grid deployment. For example, the Frontier Compute Engine allows authorized users to control:

    • When the Frontier Compute Engine is permitted to perform work
    • The amount of RAM, disk space and proportion of CPU it may use
    • Whether it runs as a "stealth" service or user application
    • And so much more!

    Additionaly, the Frontier Grid Server allows administrators to:

    • Create user accounts
    • Assign the relative priority of users and their jobs
    • Apply upgrades across the entire grid
    • Control the amount of bandwidth consumed by individual applications
    • And so much more!

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What Frontier Is Used For

What It's Used For

Modeling & Simulation

Communication and Network Simulations

Frontier's power leads to significant scientific finding and fosters commercialization.

Protein Folding

Frontier accelerates discovery in the field of protein folding.

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Evolutionary Optimization

Satellite Antenna Design

NASA scientists partner with Parabon.

Optimizing Sensor Placement

Frontier powers an automated sensor placement optimization system.

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Distributed Network Attack® with Frontier

Leading computer forensics company partners with Parabon to expand product line.

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Large Scale Genomic Sequence Comparison

Read how the raw power of Frontier enables large genomic dataset comparisons.

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Data Mining

West Nile Virus Analysis

USGS evaluates ~8.6 billion linear combinations in less than 24 hours of computing time.

Mining Clinical Trial Data

Learn how a biopharmaceutical company used Frontier to mine clinical data.

Biostatistics in Oncology Research

Significant findings in the field of oncology research.


Hidden correlations could lead to customized chemotherapy treatments.

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Financial Forecasting

Risk Analysis in the Financial Sector

Financial firms use Frontier to analyze risk and meet DRCOP requirements.

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DNA Structure Design Optimization

Parabon creates DNA optimization application to aid leading researchers with DNA sequence design optimization.

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See for yourself how Frontier has been used in a wide variety of domains. Check out our Case Studies.