NREL's Building-Integrated Supercomputer Provides Heating and Efficient Computing

Kevin Eber

    Research output: NRELFact 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.
    Original languageAmerican English
    StatePublished - 2014

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    NREL Publication Number

    • NREL/FS-6A42-62864


    • big data
    • energy systems integration
    • Energy Systems Integration Facility
    • ESIF
    • evaporative cooling
    • Hewlett-Packard
    • high-performance computing
    • HPC
    • Intel
    • laboratory of the year
    • liquid cooling
    • Peregrine
    • petaflop
    • R&D 100
    • supercomputer
    • sustainability award
    • warm-water cooling
    • waste heat reuse


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