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Title: NREL's Building-Integrated Supercomputer Provides Heating and Efficient Computing (Fact Sheet)

NREL's Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) is meant to investigate new ways to integrate energy sources so they work together efficiently, and one of the key tools to that investigation, a new supercomputer, is itself a prime example of energy systems integration. NREL teamed with Hewlett-Packard (HP) and Intel to develop the innovative warm-water, liquid-cooled Peregrine supercomputer, which not only operates efficiently but also serves as the primary source of building heat for ESIF offices and laboratories. This innovative high-performance computer (HPC) can perform more than a quadrillion calculations per second as part of the world's most energy-efficient HPC data center.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1159347
Report Number(s):
NREL/FS-6A42-62864
DOE Contract Number:
AC36-08GO28308
Resource Relation:
Related Information: Innovation Impact: Energy Systems Integration, NREL (National Renewable Energy Laboratory); For more information, contact Kevin Eber at Kevin.Eber@nrel.gov.
Research Org:
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, CO.
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Communications and Outreach
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
97 MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTING; 32 ENERGY CONSERVATION, CONSUMPTION, AND UTILIZATION ESIF; ENERGY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION; ENERGY SYSTEMS INTEGRATION FACILITY; HEWLETT-PACKARD; PEREGRINE; SUPERCOMPUTER; HIGH-PERFORMANCE COMPUTING; HPC: INTEL; LIQUID COOLING; WARM-WATER COOLING; PETAFLOP; WASTE HEAT REUSE; EVAPORATIVE COOLING; R&D 100 AWARD; LABORATORY OF THE YEAR; SUSTAINABILITY AWARD; BIG DATA