Computational Science News

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Sept. 27, 2023

Making the Uncertain (More) Certain: How Malik Hassanaly Approaches the Invitation to Wonder

NREL researcher Malik Hassanaly embraces uncertainty—uncertainty quantification, that is—and using computational science to devise simpler methods of solving complex energy challenges.

Aug. 15, 2023

Researcher Julie Bessac Lands DOE Early Career Award After Landing at NREL

Less than six months after joining NREL, computational researcher Julie Bessac was chosen by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for funding under the DOE Office of Science's 2023 Early Career Research Program.

Aug. 2, 2023

A Decade of Greener Computing Blooms Inside NREL's Data Center

Some things are treacherous when mixed, like water and electricity. So when advanced-computing experts at NREL made the move over a decade ago to use water to cool central processing units in its data center, it is understandable why some folks instinctively thought it was a bad idea.

June 20, 2023

NREL’s New High-Performance Computer Has a Tremendous Supporting Cast

Kestrel—the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy's newest and fastest supercomputer—is being built at NREL by a coordinated team.

June 8, 2023

Digital-Twin Project Green-Lights Traffic Congestion Improvements

The Chattanooga Digital Twin Project, a collaboration between NREL and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, aimed to reduce transportation-based energy emissions and commuting delays in the city using advanced computing.

March 29, 2023

Kestrel Supercomputer Arrives at NREL

The first delivery of NREL's latest high-performance computing (HPC) system, Kestrel, arrived Monday. The operations teams are working hard so Kestrel's first phase can undergo testing and be ready for research computing this summer.

March 28, 2023

Advanced Computing Powers 300-Plus Clean Energy Projects

In Fiscal Year 2022, NREL played a critical role in computing advancements for 300-plus clean energy research projects through high-performance computing (HPC), efficient data center operation, and state-of-the-art data visualization.

March 27, 2023

Michael Martin Receives American Society of Mechanical Engineers Fellow Designation

Michael Martin, staff scientist in NREL's Computational Science Center, was recently named an American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) fellow. This recognition is for his contributions to science, public policy, and education as a member of the ASME.

Feb. 28, 2023

Climate Solutions Fuel NREL's Hari Sitaraman

Carrying on his father's influence, Hari Sitaraman collaborates with fellow computational scientists to model sustainable energy solutions for the creation of biofuels.


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