Unlocking Wind’s Potential: Supercomputing’s Grand Challenge

August 30, 2017

A report released last week by the DOE’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) asserts that supercomputing-led scientific advances could cut the unsubsidized cost of wind energy in half by the year 2030. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Supercomputing Drives Wind Power Efficiency

October 9, 2014

Wind power is is on track to achieve cost parity with fossil fuels thanks in part to the open-source software tool Simulator for Wind Farm Applications (SOWFA) Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Modernizing the Energy Grid with HPC

July 8, 2014

HPC and its twin big data are playing an increasing role in transforming the energy industry and the nation's electrical grid and nowhere is this more apparent Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

HP Targets HPC with New Approach to Water Cooling

June 10, 2014

HP has announced a new family of high performance computing systems that target a balance between high density, energy efficiency, and raw performance. The line Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

NREL Debuts Peregrine Supercomputer

September 16, 2013

Energy Secretary Dr. Ernest Moniz and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) Director Arvizu have unveiled the DOE's newest supercomputer, Peregrine. This innovative liquid-cooled supercomputer is housed at NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility in Golden, Colorado. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Kraken Chews on Gribble Data for Industrial Enzyme Research

June 25, 2013

A diminutive marine crustacean called the Gribble landed on the biofuel industry's radar for its unique ability to digest wood in salty conditions. Now, researchers in the US and the UK are putting the University of Tennessee's Kraken supercomputer to work modeling an enzyme in the Gribble's gut, which could unlock the key to developing better industrial enzymes in the future. Read more…

By Alex Woodie

NREL’s Supercomputer Debuts New Technology

March 13, 2013

The DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has just completed construction on a state-of-the-art datacenter in preparation for a brand new supercomputer. The high-efficiency 1-petaflops system features the latest servers from HP, including a proprietary direct-to-chip cooling system. NREL has already taken delivery of an initial 200-teraflops machine, and expects the system to reach full capacity this summer. Read more…

By Richard L. Brandt

HP, Intel Score Petaflop Supercomputer at DOE Lab

September 5, 2012

The US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has ordered a $10 million HP supercomputer equipped with the latest Intel Xeon CPUs and Xeon Phi coprocessors. When completed in 2013, the system will deliver one petaflop of performance and will take up residence in one of the most energy-efficient datacenters in the world. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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