Program invites U.S. manufacturers to propose projects that could benefit from HPC modeling
LIVERMORE, Calif.—The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program, managed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), is seeking industry partners to collaborate with the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) national laboratories on projects to improve manufacturing processes. The HPC4EI Program issued a special solicitation in March, inviting members of Manufacturing USA to propose projects that could benefit from HPC modeling, simulation, and data analysis, according to a release from LLNL.
Manufacturing USA is a network of 14 U.S. manufacturing institutes sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, and DOE. More than 1,900 organizations belong to one or more of these institutes. Consortia of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and their member companies also are eligible.
Applicants are encouraged to partner with universities and non-profit organizations located within federally designated Opportunity Zones and/or Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Eligibility is limited to U.S. manufacturers and the organizations that support them.
Selected partners will have access to the DOE national laboratory’s HPC facilities and expertise for projects that aim to improve energy efficiency, increase productivity, reduce cycle time, and enable next-generation technologies. The projects will also seek to investigate intensified processes, lower energy cost, and accelerate innovation, according to the release.
Selected projects will be awarded up to $300,000 for compute cycles and work performed by the national laboratories with university and non-profit partners. Industry partners must contribute at least 20 percent of the total project funding for the project. The total funding amount from DOE for this round is up to $3 million.
The deadline to submit a concept paper is April 30, 2020.
An informational webinar will be held to discuss details of the solicitation on Thursday, April 2. To register, go to https://hpc4energyinnovation.llnl.gov/solicitation-winter.html.
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