May 5, 2020
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Spring 2020 solicitation for HPC4EI Program now open

Jeremy Thomas, thomas244 [at] llnl.gov, 925-422-5539

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today issued the spring 2020 solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program, aimed at improving manufacturing processes and energy efficiency through supercomputing.

Managed by LLNL, the HPC4EI Program provides industry with HPC expertise and resources from DOE’s national laboratories to solve manufacturing challenges, accelerate discovery and adoption of new materials that operate in extreme conditions and speed up development of energy efficient mobility systems.

The latest solicitation invites industry, along with their academic and nonprofit partners, to submit proposals for collaborative projects that could apply high performance computing to improving manufacturing processes, addressing products’ lifecycle energy consumption and increasing the efficiency of energy conversion and storage technologies. It encourages applicants to partner with universities and nonprofit organizations located within federally designated Opportunity Zones and/or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Selected projects will be awarded up to $300,000 to support computing cycles and work performed by DOE national laboratories, universities and nonprofit partners. Industry partners must contribute at least 20 percent of total project funding. Companies must manufacture products or operate systems in the U.S. for commercial applications to be eligible.

The HPC4EI Program, which includes the HPC4Manufacturing, HPC4Mobility and HPC4Materials Programs, is supported with funding from DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and Vehicle Technologies Offices within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy. The program conducts two solicitation calls a year, typically one in spring and one in fall.

Informational webinars regarding the solicitation will be held on May 14 and May 20. Register on the web.

Visit the web for further information on DOE’s HPC4EI Program.