Chip Shot: Intel Powers Big Data Analytics at New Energy Lab

The new Pike Powers Laboratory & Center for Commercialization features nearly 80TB of high-speed computing systems based on Intel® Xeon® processors and the ability to do near real-time analytics using the Intel® Distribution for Apache Hadoop. Based in Austin, Texas, the new lab offers specialized capabilities for developing, testing and validating a wide range of smart grid, distributed energy and consumer electronics hardware and software. These capabilities provide companies of all sizes with a unique venue to simulate thousands of real world use cases (home or commercial down to the device level) of customer applications such as lighting, smart meters, solar panels and more. In addition to world-class hardware and computing assets, the lab provides companies with access to the largest database of disaggregated, detailed residential energy data ever recorded, as well as the research experts that designed and built the database. Get more information.