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About High-Performance Computing at NREL

NREL’s high-performance computing (HPC) system users tap into the largest HPC environment in the world dedicated to advancing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.

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NREL’s Computational Science Center manages the HPC environment. To learn more about its research capabilities, staff, and facilities, see the Computational Science website.

Office Hours

During our office hours, HPC system users at NREL may drop in to meet with staff to get started, ask questions, or resolve any issues. If these hours don’t work for you, you may arrange a different time with the contact.

Additional Office Hours

We are adding office hours in preparation for the expected influx of newer HPC users that will arrive during the summer. This will make HPC office hours available weekly.

Details about the extra sessions are below:

  • Starts Wednesday, April 10
  • 11:00am-12:00pm in ESIF A360 Bristlecone
  • Repeats Wednesdays every 2 weeks.

Regular Office Hours

For a complete schedule of office hours, including webinar information, see our training page

HPC - Peregrine/Eagle

Day(s)/Location: See Training schedule 
Hours: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Contact: Michael Bartlett

Insight Center - Visualization Tools

Day(s): Every Monday
Hours: 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: ESIF B311-Insight Collaboration Room
Contact: Kenny Gruchalla

ESIF Research Data System

Day(s): Every Monday
Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: ESIF B308-Insight Center Visualization Room
Contact: Courtney Pailing

Data Science
(including compute clusters and big data)

Note: Sign up required

Day(s): Last Monday of every month
Hours: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Location: ESIF B308-Insight Center Visualization Room
Contact: Anna Garcia

Materials Science and Chemistry

Day(s): Last Thursday of the month
Hours: 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.
Location: ESIF B212 Faraday
Contact: Derek Vigil-Fowler