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Supercomputing the Expansion of Wind Power

Researchers are using TACC supercomputers to map out a path towards growing wind power as an energy source in the United States. “This research is the first detailed study designed to develop scenarios for how wind energy can expand from the current levels of seven percent of U.S. electricity supply to achieve the 20 percent by 2030 goal outlined by the U.S. Department of Energy National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 2014.”

Job of the Week: HPC User Support Technician at NREL

NREL is seeking an HPC User Support Technician in our Job of the Week. “Your job will be front-line support for the High Performance Computing user community which includes scientists, researchers, and students at many levels of education and experience.”

HPE Tackles AI Ops R&D for Energy Efficiency, Sustainability and Resiliency in Data Centers

Today HPE announced an AI Ops R&D collaboration with NREL to develop AI and Machine Learning technologies to automate and improve operational efficiency, including resiliency and energy usage, in data centers for the exascale era. The effort is part of NREL’s ongoing mission as a world leader in advancing energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies to create and implement new approaches that reduce energy consumption and lower operating costs.

HP-CAST Returns to Denver for SC19

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has posted the preliminary agenda for their HP-CAST user group meeting. The event takes place Nov. 15-16 in Denver, right before SC19. “The High Performance Consortium for Advanced Scientific and Technical (HP-CAST) computing works to increase the capabilities of innovative HPE solutions for HPC and AI. HP-CAST provides guidance to Hewlett Packard Enterprise on the essential development and support issues for such systems.”

Job of the Week: Visualization Scientist at NREL

NREL in Golden, Colorado is seeking a Visualization Scientist in our Job of the Week. “The Visualization and Analysis group in NREL’s Computational Science Center has an immediate opening for a Scientist to pursue cross-disciplinary research projects in scientific visualization with an emphasis in visual analytics and knowledge discovery in large-scale computational data.”

Epic HPC Road Trip Continues to NREL

In this special guest feature, Dan Olds from OrionX continues his Epic HPC Road Trip series with a stop at NREL in Golden, Colorado. “When it comes to energy efficient computing, NREL has to be one of the most advanced facilities in the world. It’s the first data center I’ve seen where their current PUE is shown on a LCD panel outside the door. When I was visiting, the PUE of the Day was 1.027 – which is incredibly low.”

Report: NREL Economic Impact Tops $1 Billion

What are the economic benefits of HPC? A new study by the University of Colorado Boulder’s Leeds School of Business indicates that the economic impact of NREL amounted to more than $1.1 billion nationwide, while the impact on Colorado’s economy came in at nearly $748 million. “The lab’s highly skilled workforce, innovative facilities, and business partnerships are key to the region’s economic vitality.”

Job of the Week: Computer Engineer at NETL

The National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) is seeking a Computer Engineer in our Job of the Week. “NETL supports the DOE mission to advance the energy security of the United States. NETL implements a broad spectrum of energy and environmental research and development (R&D) programs that will return benefits for generations to come.”

NREL Chooses Qumulo’s File Storage for Eagle Supercomputer

Today ​Qumulo announced that the ​National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)​ has selected Qumulo’s file storage solution for its Computational Science Center. “With the impact of climate change, it’s crucial for organizations such as NREL to adopt technologies that accelerate their research and outcomes. “With Qumulo’s incredibly scalable architecture and real-time file analytics, the NREL team can gain better insight into their data, and in turn focus more effectively on their mission to drive innovation in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies.”

NREL Report Looks at Aquila’s Cold Plate Cooling System for HPC

Liquid cooling has long been an enabling technology for high performance computing, but cost, complexity, and facility requirements continue to be concerns. Enter the Aquila Group, whose cold-plate technology looks to offer the advantages of liquid cooling with less risk. Based on a 10-month trial, a new paper gives an overview of the Aquarius fixed cold plate cooling technology and provides results from early energy performance evaluation testing.