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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—currently the largest HPC system in the world dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. This year, NREL selected its newest HPC system, Eagle, which will be 3.5 times more powerful than Peregrine. Built in collaboration with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Eagle will be installed this summer and put into production use in early 2019. Learn more about Eagle.