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

Applications now being accepted for FY 25 HPC Allocations

May 16, 2024

The National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL) has released the call for FY 25 requests for computing on Kestrel, NREL's 3rd generation supercomputer. Research and development projects that are funded by EERE Offices as well as NREL projects funded by a non-EERE source are eligible to apply for computing resources for the FY 25 allocation period of performance, which runs Oct. 1, 2024, through Sept. 30, 2025. Learn more about resource allocation requests.

Eagle External Login Node Changes

Feb. 9, 2024

There have been changes to the methods for external (non-NREL) users to connect to Eagle recently.

Eagle OS and VS Code v1.86 Incompatible

Feb. 9, 2024

A recent update to Microsoft Virtual Studio Code (VS Code 1.86) is incompatible with Eagle's operating system.

Kestrel Maintenance Progress

Feb. 9, 2024

The upgrades for Kestrel continue with considerable progress at the mid-point of the upgrade process.

Kestrel Planned Outage and Phase II GPU Integration

Jan. 12, 2024

The Kestrel system will soon undergo a scheduled outage for maintenance and integration of the Phase II GPUs. A tentative outage date has been set for Monday, January 29th at 7:00 AM.

Kestrel Student Campaign

Jan. 3, 2024

We are working with EERE on a new effort to engage more students in computing and to amplify how computing is used for EERE work. These goals begin with a Kestrel-focused campaign in January, where undergraduate and graduate students from any U.S. college or university can apply for time on Kestrel for their EERE mission-related research project. Students have until Feb. 12, 2024, to apply, and EERE decisions on allocations will be made by early March. Student time on Kestrel will be granted for the remainder of FY 2024.

VASP Jobs on Kestrel's Shared Partition

Jan. 2, 2024

Stay tuned for upcoming trainings and updates to documentation about the shared partition, and reach out to us if you need any help with getting shared jobs set up.

Choosing a GPU on Kestrel DAV Nodes

Jan. 2, 2024

For more information on using the Kestrel DAV nodes, please see the VirtualGL and FastX page.

Module Updates on Kestrel

Jan. 2, 2024

For module updates on Kestrel for OpenFOAM, Anaconda, NetCDF, please read on.