Read announcements for NREL’s high-performance computing (HPC) system users. 

Emergency Outage: May 23rd, 2023

May 22, 2023

NREL's HPC systems will be undergoing emergency maintenance to the liquid cooling systems on Tuesday, May 23rd, 2023, beginning at 6:30am.

FY24 HPC Allocation Cycle: Call for Requests

May 10, 2023

NREL runs an annual open call on behalf of EERE for research and development projects to request use of a defined quantity, or allocation, of the compute resources at NREL. This notification serves as the announcement of this call for allocation requests. The allocation period of performance runs from October 1, 2023 through September 30, 2024.

FY24 HPC Allocation Process Webinars

May 10, 2023

We are hosting two webinars to help acquaint you with the allocation process.

Register for either of the upcoming webinars:

1st HPC allocation webinar: May 18, 1 p.m. – 2 p.m. MDT
2nd HPC allocation webinar: May 24, 11 a.m. – noon MDT

NOTE: You do not need to attend both HPC webinars—choose that one that works best for you.

Check out the New Kestrel Blog!

March 24, 2023

The newest high-performance computing system, Kestrel, is about to take flight at NREL! Follow the journey of EERE’s latest supercomputing technology in the new Kestrel blog! The first components of the Kestrel supercomputer will arrive at NREL on March 20.

Check in often for updates from the team, videos, photos, and more in the Countdown to Kestrel blog!

Eagle Q3 System Time

March 24, 2023

Eagle will be undergoing its quarterly system maintenance time beginning on Monday, April 3rd, 2023. The system will be unavailable for use while maintenance and repair work is being completed. This includes all login and DAV nodes, Lustre and other filesystems, Globus, MSS, Europa (Jupyterhub), and all related support systems for Eagle.

This maintenance window is scheduled through Thursday, April 6th, 2023.

Kestrel Update

March 24, 2023

Kestrel will be shipping soon and is on track for a Q4 availability!

Data Security Best Practices

March 24, 2023

HPC Operations strongly recommends against setting world writeable (chmod o+rwx or 777) permissions on either your /home or /scratch directories

HPC Office Hours

March 24, 2023

HPC office hours are being held remotely via Teams on a bi-weekly basis alternating between Tuesday and Thursday at 11am. Please see the NREL HPC Training page: NREL HPC Training page.

FY23 Tentative Training Schedule

March 21, 2023

With all of the focus centered on Kestrel preparation for the next several quarters, we wanted to give you advanced notice of our upcoming training plans. We anticipate presenting the Intro to HPC Series in June, which coincides with the start of summer interns. We also anticipate on having Eagle to Kestrel transition documentation and training during late summer / early fall for the CPUs and late FY24 Q1 for GPUs. We do not anticipate making any other training available until users are fully transitioned from Eagle to Kestrel.

Kestrel Delay and Changes to Eagle and Kestrel Allocations

Dec. 21, 2022

We were recently notified that delivery of the CPU nodes for Kestrel has been delayed by one quarter due to ongoing supply chain disruptions.   As a result of this delay, Kestrel will not be available for use until the start of FY23 Q4 instead of the original plan for Q3 availability.