WASHINGTON—The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently selected 14 high-performance computing (HPC) projects to receive $4.2 million in funding to use the U.S. National Laboratories’ supercomputing resources to strengthen domestic manufacturing, the DOE said in a release.

Through DOE’s High-Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program, competitively selected projects will use advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis to achieve energy, material, and cost savings in manufacturing.

“By offering a fast and economical path to addressing energy-related technical hurdles, supercomputing tools bolster U.S. manufacturing competitiveness,” said Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency Alex Fitzsimmons, in the release.

The DOE maintains world-class, high-performance computing (HPC) expertise and facilities, and the National Laboratories currently host nearly one third of the most powerful computers in the world. Under the HPC4Mfg program, industry researchers leverage these resources to accelerate innovation to improve energy efficiency and material productivity for manufacturers, the release said.

The selected projects will receive up to $300,000 to support high performance computing processing time and work performed by the National Laboratories, along with university and non-profit partners. Industry partners provide a participant contribution of at least 20 percent of the project funding.

View a list of the selected projects here.

The HPC4Mfg program is funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office. It is a subprogram of the High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, which is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.

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