DOE Soliciting Project Proposals in High Performance Computing

Feb 23, 2018

The Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced up to $3 million in funding for 10 projects under its High Performance Computing for Manufacturing program (HPC4Mfg). The program falls under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’ Advanced Manufacturing Office, and receives additional support from the Advanced Scientific Computing Research Program within the DOE Office of Science, as well as the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the Argonne National Laboratory. Greater utilization of High Performance Computing is a main priority for DOE. China currently has the two fastest supercomputers in the world, but DOE is working on initiatives to rival these in the near future.

Projects will collaborate with national labs and use High Performance Computing (HPC) for modeling, simulation, and data analysis to address challenges facing the manufacturing industry. Successful project proposals will focus on making interactions between industry and labs more efficient, which will lead to positive outcomes such as expedited implementation of new technologies and more accurate performance prediction.

Project proposals are currently being solicited in two areas:

  • Those that use HPC to overcome manufacturing challenges that result in “reduced energy consumption and/or increased productivity.”
  • Those that actively look to find ways to “reduce energy consumption through improved clean energy technology design and clean energy manufacturing.”

Projects selected for funding can expect awards of up to $300,000, with multiple awards anticipated. The deadline for application submissions is March 15. Final project selections will be announced in July.

For further information on the solicitation, click here: https://hpc4mfg.llnl.gov/proposal-call.php

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