Sept. 1, 2020
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Webinar focuses on HPC for energy innovation initiative

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

In recognition of Manufacturing Day 2020 (MFG DAY) on Oct. 2, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) will host a special online webinar to discuss the impact of the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative on American industrial competitiveness and energy savings.

The virtual event begins at 8 a.m. PDT/11 a.m. EDT and is highlighted by a three-hour plenary session, in which industry experts from companies such as General Motors and Dow Chemical will discuss how HPC4EI has helped them meet their technical and business objectives while reducing energy consumption. The discussions will be by moderated by researchers from LLNL and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Prior to the plenary, HPC4EI director Robin Miles will provide an overview of the initiative. Leadership in the Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) within the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy also will make remarks. An online poster session will immediately follow the plenary sessions, allowing participants to meet and discuss individual projects and capabilities.

In 2015, AMO initiated the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program to pair industry partners with the DOE national laboratories to solve production and design problems, with the goal of reducing national energy consumption. HPC4Mfg has since been expanded to HPC4EI, which is funded by DOE’s AMO, Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office, Vehicle Technologies Office and Office of Fossil Energy. The HPC4EI initiative has funded more than 100 projects with participation by 11 different national laboratories. Projects include areas such as steel and aluminum manufacture, jet turbine design and manufacture, advanced materials, high corrosion applications and chemical processing.

Register on the web. Poster content will be available prior to the event day with opportunities to sign up for virtual one-on-one meetings with poster presenters.

Visit the web to find out more about the HPC4EI initiative. Visit this site to find out more about Manufacturing Day.