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July 5, 2019

Improving Access to Accelerate Innovation: Two of NREL's Largest Datasets Now Publicly Available on the Cloud

As part of the DOE-sponsored Open Energy Data Initiative, NREL collaborated with Amazon Web Services to bring the lab’s WIND Toolkit and National Solar Radiation Database to the cloud, enabling unprecedented access to massive solar and wind resource data

June 3, 2019

The Man Behind the Goggles: Meet NREL's Visualization Guru, Kenny Gruchalla

Gruchalla's experience working on an icebreaker helps him design, build NREL's visualization lab, show researchers their projects in new ways.

May 21, 2019

Aquarius HPC Cooling System Yields Impressive Energy Efficiency Results After NREL/Sandia Test

NREL and Sandia completed a performance evaluation study, determining the Aquarius, high-performance computing cooling system provides a very high percentage of heat capture direct to water--as high as 98% when evaluation computer nodes only.

Feb. 14, 2019

Data-Driven Simulations Mirror a City's Traffic Patterns to Reduce Mobility-Related Energy Use

NREL is participating in a project led by Oak Ridge National Lab to create a large-scale, real-time “digital twin” of traffic conditions in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Jan. 8, 2019

NREL's New Supercomputer, Eagle, Takes Flight

Now in production use, the ultra-efficient Eagle high-performance computer will power scientific insights to accelerate our energy system transformation.

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