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High Performance Computing for Manufacturing
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HPC4EnergyInnovation Spring 2019 Solicitation – Now Open!

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program issued its second joint solicitation, covering the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls), and High Performance Computing for Mobility (HPC4Mobility) Programs. This joint solicitation will mark the eighth solicitation for the HPC4Mfg Program, the third for the HPC4Mtls Program, and the first for the HPC4Mobility Program. The HPC4Mfg and HPC4Mtls will be funded with support from the Office of Fossil Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, Vehicle Technologies Office, and Fuel Cell Technologies Office. This initial HPC4Mobility offering from the HPC4EI Program is supported by the Vehicle Technologies Office. HPC4EI programs are designed to spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy-efficient manufacturing, new materials that will enable advanced energy technologies, and energy efficiency increases in mobility systems.

In this solicitation, we are seeking qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects with the DOE’s national laboratories. Selected industry partners will be granted access to high performance computing (HPC) facilities and experienced staff at DOE’s national laboratories. The collaborations will address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing and material development by applying modeling, simulation, and data analysis to relevant problems with the intent to improve energy efficiency, increase productivity, reduce cycle time, enable next-generation technologies, test control system algorithms, investigate intensified processes, lower energy cost, and accelerate innovation. With the introduction of HPC4Mobility, the program will expand its outreach to industry to improve discovery, design, and development of energy efficient mobility systems.

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Solicitation Round 6: Special Call — Steel and Aluminum Manufacturing Awardees Announced

The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) awarded $1.2 million in federal funding for four public/private projects aimed at solving key manufacturing challenges in steelmaking and aluminum production through supercomputing.

The special call for proposals, the sixth overall for the program, focused on applying the unparalleled high-performance computing capabilities of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) national laboratories to steelmaking and aluminum production processes. Under the program, each selected industry partner will have access to the national labs’ HPC machines and expertise to help these industries become more competitive, boost productivity and support American manufacturing jobs.

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HPC4EnergyInnovation Online Colloquium: Machine Learning

Machine Learning tools are accelerating in their sophistication and utility. Industry is utilizing and incorporating these tools to enhance product and process optimization, real time process control and material discovery.

This online colloquium is designed to introduce machine learning concepts; show examples of applications of machine learning tools; and discuss potential pitfalls in applying these tools. The HPC4Mfg and HPC4Mtls programs within the HPC4EnergyInnovation Program, are currently executing projects that combine machine learning tools with physics-based simulation tools and/or sensor-based data for both process and product enhancement.

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First Joint Solicitation for HPC4Manufacturing and HPC4Materials Now Open!

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program has issued its first joint solicitation between the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program and the High Performance Computing for Materials (HPC4Mtls) Program. The joint solicitation is the seventh solicitation for the HPC4Mfg Program and the second solicitation for the HPC4Mtls Program, with support from the Office of Fossil Energy and the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, Vehicle Technologies Office, and Fuel Cell Technologies Office. The programs are designed to spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy-efficient manufacturing and in new materials that will enable advanced energy technologies.

In this solicitation, we are seeking qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects with the DOE’s national laboratories. Selected industry partners will be granted access to high performance computing (HPC) facilities and experienced staff at DOE’s national laboratories. The collaborations will address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing and material development by applying modeling, simulation, and data analysis to relevant problems with the intent to improve energy efficiency, increase productivity, reduce cycle time, enable next-generation technologies, test control system algorithms, investigate intensified processes, lower energy cost, and accelerate innovation.

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About High Performance Computing for Manufacturing

The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program unites the world-class computing resources and expertise of Department of Energy national laboratories with U.S. manufacturers to deliver solutions that could revolutionize manufacturing.

Led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and joined by principal national laboratories, Lawrence Berkeley and Oak Ridge national laboratories, HPC4Mfg offers a low-risk path for U.S. manufacturing companies interested in adopting high-performance computing (HPC) technology to advance clean energy technologies and increase energy efficiency while reducing risk of HPC adoption.

The HPC4Mfg Program aims to:

  • Infuse advanced computing expertise and technology into the manufacturing industry.
  • Advance innovative clean energy technologies.
  • Reduce energy and resource consumption.
  • Strengthen your company’s competitiveness.

The Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) within the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Office, sponsors this Program. Non-principal national laboratories may participate on projects with compliance to the governance document.

 

HPC4Mfg Brings Value to Industry

Through HPC4Mfg, industrial partners collaborate with national laboratory experts in advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis on project teams to address:

  • Process optimization and design.
  • Quality improvement.
  • Performance and failure prediction.
  • Accelerating or eliminating testing.
  • Shortening time-to-adoption.
  • Decision-making.

HPC4Mfg issues a solicitation two times a year, in the spring and fall. The process begins with a short concept paper.

 

Contact Us

For additional information on the HPC4Mfg Program, email hpc4mfg@llnl.gov.