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May 30 2014

National Renewable Energy Laboratory Walks the Walk

Green data center solutions and smart power strips show the sustainable side of IT.


  • Steve Hammond, director Computational Science Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • Kevin Donovan, data center manager, NREL
  • Michael Sheppy, engineer, NREL

Video Highlights

• The National Renewable Energy Laboratory employs sustainable technology practices in its Research Support Facility and Energy Systems Integration Facility data centers.

• NREL’s Peregrine supercomputer is capable of 1.2 petaflops while using 25 percent less power than planned.

• In cooperation with the U.S Navy, NREL engineers demonstrated that advanced power strips can cut plug loads by 28 percent.