DOE Taps HPE for Supercomputer Project at National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (NYSE: HPE) will develop a new supercomputer for the Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory to support research and development work on renewable power.

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The supercomputer called Kestrel will support energy programs related to security, storage, community transitions, energy justice, systems integration, resilience, advanced manufacturing, buildings and transportation and mobility, HPE said Wednesday.

Bill Mannel, vice president and general manager of high-performance computing at HPE, said the company looks forward to continuing its partnership with NREL to build a new system that could help strengthen the lab’s efforts in making discoveries of new energy sources.

The proposed system will use the HPE Cray EX supercomputer and deliver about 44 petaflops of peak performance to help glean insights from data through advanced modeling, artificial intelligence, analytics and simulation. It will also feature processors, graphics processing units and other technologies from Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) and NVIDIA (Nasdaq: NVDA).

Kestrel is expected to be completed in 2023 and will be housed at NREL’s energy systems integration facility data center in Golden, Colorado.

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