Advanced Computing Annual Report 2023

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In 2023, advanced computing saw the arrival of Kestrel, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's (NREL's) newest high-performance computing (HPC) system. Kestrel will accelerate clean energy research at a pace and scale more than five times greater than Eagle, with approximately 44 petaflops of computing power. Kestrel's heterogeneous architecture - which includes both CPU-only and GPU-accelerated nodes - is designed to bring a much greater GPU capacity to EERE workloads compared to Eagle, enabling rapidly advancing applications in artificial intelligence and expanding research in new directions for computing. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, 333 projects utilized NREL's HPC system, advancing the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) mission across 13 funding areas. Cross-disciplinary collaboration among researchers yielded more than 800 technical outputs, including 177 peer-reviewed journal articles in FY 2023. All this great work continues to advance the science of energy efficiency and renewable energy. This report highlights research that utilized HPC resources in FY 2023.
Original languageAmerican English
PublisherNational Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)
Number of pages70
StatePublished - 2024

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-2C00-89025


  • advanced computing
  • Eagle
  • HPC
  • Kestrel


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