The NREL Computational Science Center leads the lab's efforts to solve energy challenges using high-performance computing (HPC), computational science, applied mathematics, scientific data management, visualization, and informatics.
NREL's computational science staff uses advanced computing capabilities to address scientific and engineering challenges in fields ranging from condensed matter physics and nonlinear dynamics to computational fluid dynamics.
NREL is also home to the most energy-efficient data center in the world, featuring Peregrine—the largest HPC system in the world dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
To reduce the cost of wind energy, we must be able to predict the complex flow physics
in wind farms. NREL is working with partners to develop new simulation capabilities
to improve our understanding of the performance of whole wind plants.