Sept. 17, 2021
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Manufacturing Day webinar highlights industry collaboration, emerging technologies

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

To celebrate Manufacturing Day 2021, the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative will hold a special webinar on Oct. 1 featuring speakers from the Department of Energy (DOE), presentations by DOE scientists and students and virtual tours.  

The free event runs from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. PDT and is open to all. The webinar’s plenary session comprises talks by Doug Kothe, director of DOE’s Exascale Computing Project, and Pamela Isom, director of DOE’s Artificial Intelligence and Technology Office, who will discuss advances in world-class exascale computers and emerging artificial intelligence capabilities, respectively.

Researchers from LLNL, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, National Energy Technology Laboratory and Oak Ridge (ORNL) and Argonne national laboratories, as well as student collaborators, will highlight HPC4EI projects with industry and speak on developing the next generation of computational scientists. Attendees also can register for virtual tours of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory’s National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center, Argonne National Laboratory’s Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (live tour), Sandia National Laboratories’ Data Center and ORNL’s Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility.

LLNL mechanical engineer and HPC4EI Director Robin Miles will emcee the event. HPC4EI Project Manager Aaron Fisher, who heads the Numerical Analysis and Simulations Group at LLNL, will present an overview of the HPC4EI program.

HPC4EI is managed by LLNL and funded by DOE’s Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, Fossil Energy Office, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office and Vehicle Technology Office.

The program pairs industry scientists and engineers with national laboratory computational experts to solve difficult production and design problems and reduce national energy consumption.

Since its inception in 2015, HPC4EI has funded more than 130 projects in areas including steel and aluminum manufacture, jet turbine design and manufacture, advanced materials for light weighting and high-temperature, high-corrosion applications and chemical processing.

For more information on the webinar and to register, visit the web.