The HPC center at NREL is a Department of Energy funded computing center. Computing on our systems requires that you understand and sign our Appropriate Use Agreement form. We also require you to follow the system-specific policies listed in the systems section of this website.
To get an account, you will be required to sign a Appropriate Use Agreement form.
NREL High Performance Computing Center Systems Data Security Policy
The NREL HPC center computer systems control data access via username and password authentication for network access, and UNIX directory and file permissions for data storage. Network and storage systems provide no explicit encryption. Users are responsible for protecting their data files and agree that NREL’s HPC security control implementation is sufficient for their work. In addition, these systems may not store or process export controlled data.
Account and Project Closeout Policies
The policies associated with termination of projects and accounts, as well as the data retention policy, are available on the Project and Account Closeout Policy page.