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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

Note: Additional office hours have been added for Peregrine/Eagle on the third Tuesday of every month through April 2019. On April 16 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m., the location will be in the ESIF A260-Hawthorne Conference Room. 

We're also 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 with the same time of day and location following April 10 (the next occurrence will be April 24, etc.).

Regular Office Hours

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

HPC - Peregrine/Eagle

Day(s): First Thursday of every month
Hours: 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Location: ESIF B211-Edison Conference Room
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