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Department of Energy to Issue Upcoming Solicitation for High Performance Computing Initiative

Thursday, November 1, 2018  
Posted by: Elizabeth Vago
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The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program will issue its first joint solicitation between the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program and the High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls) Program, in November 2018. The joint solicitation will comprise the seventh for the HPC4Mfg Program and the second for the HPC4Mtls Program, with support from the Office of Fossil Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, Vehicle Technologies Office, and Fuel Cell Technologies Office. The programs are designed to spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy-efficient manufacturing and in new materials that will enable advanced energy technologies.

In this solicitation, we are seeking qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects with the DOE’s national laboratories. Selected industry partners will be granted access to high performance computing (HPC) facilities and experienced staff at DOE’s national laboratories. The collaborations will address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing and material development by applying modeling, simulation, and data analysis to relevant problems with the intent to improve energy efficiency, increase productivity, reduce cycle time, enable next-generation technologies, test control system algorithms, investigate intensified processes, lower energy cost, and accelerate innovation.

Projects must demonstrate potential impact to energy efficiency in manufacturing and material development with a potential for broad national impact. We will solicit proposals that require HPC modeling and simulation to overcome impactful manufacturing-process and material-development challenges resulting in reduced energy consumption and/or increased productivity.

Eligibility for this program is limited to entities that manufacture and develop products in the United States for commercial applications and the organizations that support them. Selected projects will be awarded up to $300,000 to support computing cycles and work performed by the national lab partners. All DOE national laboratories are eligible to participate. The industry partner must provide a participant contribution of at least 20% of the DOE funding for the project. Project durations are for one year. The HPC4EI Program anticipates making multiple awards, subject to the availability of funding, for the HPC4Mfg and HPC4Mtls programs.

More information about the topic areas of interest can be found at www.hpc4mfg.org and/or www.hpc4mtls.org .

 

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