• Industry solutions across manufacturing, materials and mobility applications are wanted for the government’s $5.2 million High Performance Computing Energy Innovation Program. Credit: Shutterstock
     Industry solutions across manufacturing, materials and mobility applications are wanted for the government’s $5.2 million High Performance Computing Energy Innovation Program. Credit: Shutterstock

$5.2 Million High Performance Computing Program Seeks Proposals

April 9, 2019
Posted by Kimberly Underwood
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Industry Solutions Needed for Advanced Computing Program


The Department of Energy and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are working to advance high performance computing by lowering adoption risks and conducting related technology development. Under the High Performance Computing Energy Innovation Program, known as HPC4EI, they are pursuing three initiatives involving the manufacturing, materials and mobility applications of high performance computing, and are seeking industry solutions as part of a $5.2 million request for proposal solicitation. The laboratory, known as LLNL, is managing the HPC4EI Program in conjunction with other laboratories.

Under the latest request for proposals, the Department of Energy (DOE) will award selected industry partners up to $300,000 to support compute cycles and work performed by experts at the national laboratories, the department reported. As the program is a partnership, industry participants must contribute at least 20 percent of the funding for the project, DOE officials said.

This is the program’s seventh solicitation for high performance computer manufacturing initiatives, the second for materials and the first for mobility applications. Overall, the HPC4EI program has provided $23 million in funding for 73 industry projects, the DOE reported. The projects, which have had an energy-related focus, have included increasing efficiency and reducing emissions in diesel engines, optimizing metal 3D printing processes, improving reliability and lifetime of wind turbines, and saving cost and energy in papermaking.

For more information on the HPC4EI program, visit https://hpc4energyinnovation.llnl.gov/. The DOE and LLNL are hosting informational webinars on April 9 and April 17. To register, visit https://hpc4energyinnovation.llnl.gov/solicitation.html. Concept papers are due May 6, DOE said.

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