The Pike Powers Laboratory & Center for Commercialization contains 80 terabytes of Dell computing systems running on Intel’s Xeon processors and intends to feature analytics capabilities through an Intel platform built for Apache Hadoop, Pike Powers Lab said Tuesday.
Representatives from the Energy Department, Schneider Electric, National Instruments, the University of Texas and Pike Powers Lab also attended the opening ceremony.
“We designed this lab to be a launching pad for the ambitions of innovative private sector companies and entrepreneurial university faculty and students,“ said Brewster McCracken, the lab“™s CEO.
Companies that work at Pike Powers Lab will work to develop and test hardware and software for smart grid and distributed energy systems with the goal of simulating lighting, smart meter and solar panel technologies.
The lab is also intended to grant companies access to databases that contain residential energy data.