New Funding Opportunity for High Performance Computing for Increased Energy Efficiency in Manufacturing and Material Development

Oct 31, 2019


Later this month, the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Institute will issue a new funding opportunity in High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) and High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls). HPC4EI pairs DOE National Laboratory scientists with industry partners to apply high performance computing (HPC) technology and improve energy utilization in the manufacturing sector and accelerate industry discovery, design, and development of materials in energy technologies. Both the HPC4Mfg and HPC4Mtls programs are funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and the Office of Fossil Energy (FE).
The new fall 2019 funding opportunity seeks industry partners aiming to increase energy efficiency in manufacturing and material development. “Partner 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.” Qualified partners will participate in short-term, collaborative projects with the DOE’s national laboratories and will be granted access to DOE’s high performance computing (HPC) facilities and staff.
Eligible industry partners must manufacture products or operate systems in the United States for commercial applications. Awards will be made for projects with one-year durations and each project will be awarded up to $300,000 to support computing cycles and work performed by the national lab partners. This is a public-private partnership in both scope and funding and requires industry partners to contribute at least 20 percent of the total project funding.
This joint solicitation will mark the ninth solicitation for the HPC4Mfg program and the fourth for the HPC4Mtls program. Interested parties can find more information on the upcoming funding opportunity by viewing the official solicitation and must submit proposals by November 22, 2019.