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Key Facilities

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Joule 2.0 is a 3.6 PFLOP (one quadrillion floating-point operations per second) supercomputer that enables the numerical simulation of complex physical phenomena. Joule 2.0 provides computational throughput to run high-fidelity modeling tools at various scales ranging from molecules to devices to entire power plants and natural fuel reservoirs. Facilities associated with Joule allow for enhanced visualization and data analysis, as well as data storage capabilities that enable researchers to discover new materials, optimize designs, and predict operational characteristics.

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WATT allows NETL to explore problems in machine learning, artificial intelligence, data mining, and data analytics and is specifically designed to house, move, and process multiple petabytes of data using a variety of cutting-edge algorithms developed inhouse and with our corporate and university research partners. WATT links 104 GPUs with 16 petabytes of storage to provide unparalleled opportunities for the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning to enable scientific discovery and R&D acceleration. This facility enhances NETL’s ability to accumulate machine-learning knowledge in analytical projects, enhance data handling functions including curation, management, and transformation of data, and combine physics-based modeling and artificial intelligence/machine learning to address previously unanswerable problems or achieve fast, robust results.

Visualization Centers

Visualization Centers allow NETL researchers to visualize massive amounts of data in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Morgantown, West Virginia; and Albany, Oregon.

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