This section of our website is to provide users of our systems information about how to use our systems, storage, and services.
NEW Schedule for NREL HPC Data Center Maintenance:
Maintenance activities begin 5 a.m. on Friday, April 28th. Systems will return to service by noon Saturday, April 29th. This will affect all systems in the HPC datacenter including Peregrine, Mass Storage, WinHPC, Globus, VMware, and DataBus. Be prepared for all of these systems to be unavailable for the full duration of the outage.
HPC Office Hours are Thursday April 6 from 11-12 in the ESIF B212-Faraday conference room.
Some of our staff will be available to help users get started or solve problems on Peregrine. If this time doesn’t work for you, please send an email message to Ilene Carpenter at Ilene.Carpenter@nrel.gov to arrange a help session at a different time.
Insight Center Office Hours are every Monday from 10-11 in the ESIF B311-Insight Center Collaboration Room
Some of our staff will be available to help users get started using Visualization tools, the Insight Center's immersive environment, and the Insight high-resolution displays. Feel free to drop in. You may also send an email directly to Kenny Gruchalla at Kenny.Gruchalla@nrel.gov.
Research Data System and Services Office Hours are every Monday from 10-11 am in the ESIF B308-Insight Center Visualization Room
Some of our staff will be available to help researchers get started using the ESIF Research Data System, including the Repository, the Time Series application, as well as demonstrate the newest version of a laboratory Relay capability within the system. You may have questions about how to use the Repository, how to gain access for partners to your project's data, or how to add time series data to the Time Series cluster. Feel free to drop in. You may also send an email directly to Courtney Pailing at email@example.com.
The user facility is switching to a streamlined standalone system for HPC users. Follow these instructions to set your password on Peregrine.
If you are new to the NREL HPC center, consider taking a look at our getting started guide. If you are new both to the NREL HPC center and high performance computing, take a look at our getting started guide for users new to HPC systems.
High performance computing can be complicated. An E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org is all it takes to get our attention.
Systems and Services
NREL hosts the world's largest computing systems focused on renewable energy research. Learn more about the systems at NREL.
The HPC center requires users to follow NREL Cyber Security Policies, which are similar to any federally funded computing center. Information about system-specific policies can be found in the systems section of this website.
NREL HPC Center staff maintain and support a variety of software packages including compilers, development tools, debuggers, performance analysis tools, visualization and analytics software and scientific and engineering applications by discipline. Visit our summary of available software for more details.
Visualization and Analytics
The NREL HPC Center is home to staff and capabilities designed to help you visualize and analyze data. Learn more about Visualization and Analytics.
Connecting to Systems
Connecting to the NREL HPC Center systems requires first getting access to NREL's network. If you are not NREL staff, here is information about connecting to NREL's Virtual Private Network (VPN) service.
File Transfer Best Practices
Suggested methods for transferring files to or from our systems are described on the File Transfer Best Practices page.
Tutorials and Training
Go to the tutorials and training page for information about upcoming training events and presentations from past events.
Acknowledgement of Use
Scientists who publish results of research that was performed using NREL Computational Science Center resources and capabilities should include an acknowledgement in any publications that result from that work. This includes journal articles, presentations, reports, proceedings and book chapters. Please use the text
"(A portion of) The research was performed using computational resources sponsored by the Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy and located at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory."