March 17, 2020

HPC4Energy Innovation Program issues special solicitation for American manufacturers

Jeremy Thomas, thomas244 [at], 925-422-5539

The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program, managed by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), has issued a special solicitation seeking industry partners to collaborate with the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) national laboratories on projects to improve manufacturing processes.

This special solicitation invites members of Manufacturing USA, a network of 14 U.S. manufacturing institutes sponsored by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Department of Defense and DOE, to propose projects that could benefit though the application of HPC modeling, simulation and data analysis. 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 highly encouraged to partner with universities and non-profit organizations located within federally designated Opportunity Zones and/or Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

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, enable next-generation technologies, investigate intensified processes, lower energy cost and accelerate innovation.

Eligibility is limited to U.S manufacturers, and the organizations that support them. 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.

HPC4EI is the umbrella organization for the HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg), HPC4Materials (HPC4Mtls) and HPC4Mobility programs. This special solicitation is sponsored by the AMO and the HPC4Mfg Program.

The deadline to submit a concept paper is April 21.

To view the solicitation, visit the web.

Informational webinars will be held to discuss details of the solicitation on March 23 and April 2. To register, go to the web.