NREL's High Performance Computing (HPC) systems support modeling and simulation so researchers can investigate, build and test models of complex phenomena or entire integrated systems, that cannot be directly observed or manipulated in the laboratory, or that are too expensive or too time consuming. Models and visualizations – for example, an entire wind plant or the microfibril structure of plants or evaluating novel materials for photovoltaics – are generating fresh knowledge that crosses traditional disciplinary boundaries.
Information about NREL's current HPC and related systems is provided below:
Peregrine is NREL's flagship HPC system. Peregrine has 58,752 Intel Xeon processor cores and 576 Intel Phi co-processors totaling 2.26 petaFLOPS of computing power. Go to the Peregrine system page to learn about the Peregrine HPC cluster.
Mass Storage (Gyrfalcon)
The Gyrfalcon Mass Storage System is the primary resource for long-term data storage in the NREL HPC datacenter.
Go to the Globus Services system page to learn how to set up and use Globus file transfer services for large data sets.
Go to the Windows HPC system page to learn about the Windows HPC cluster.