National Renewable Energy
Lab slashes data center power
costs with HP servers
Sustainability-focused organization sets a new
milestone for power efficiency with a supercomputer
that uses warm-water liquid cooling
Drive higher levels of power efficiency in an HPC data center
Use innovative warm-water cooling
developed by HP.
• NREL expects to save $800,000 in
server cooling costs and $200,000
in building heating costs.
• The project demonstrates the
viability of a new approach to
cooling that could lead to power
savings across a broad spectrum of
industries. “We are looking at saving $1 million per year
in operations costs for a data center that cost
less to build than a typical data center.”
– Steve Hammond, Director of Computational Sciences, NREL
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) focuses on creative answers
to today’s energy challenges. From fundamental science and energy analysis
to validating new products for the commercial market, NREL researchers are
dedicated to transforming the way the world uses energy.
That’s the case with the organization’s new high-performance computing
system. While providing an astounding amount of compute power to drive
renewable energy research, the NREL supercomputer is breaking new ground
in energy-efficient computing with a liquid cooling system developed by HP.