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Notice of Intent to Issue a Funding Opportunity from U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program Special Solicitation for U.S. Manufacturing Institutes and AMO Consortia

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program will issue a special solicitation for U.S. Manufacturing Institutes and AMO Consortia in March 2020. Sponsored by the HPC4Manufacturing Program with funding support from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), the special solicitation will invite U.S. Manufacturing Institutes, AMO consortia, and their member companies to engage in short-term, collaborative projects with DOE’s national laboratories.

The HPC4Mfg Program under the HPC4EI umbrella program is designed to spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in energy-efficient manufacturing and new materials that will enable advanced energy technologies. 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 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, investigate intensified processes, lower energy cost, and accelerate innovation.

Projects must demonstrate potential impact to energy efficiency in manufacturing with a potential for broad national impact. We will solicit proposals that require HPC modeling and simulation to enable impactful manufacturing-process improvements resulting in reduced energy consumption and/or increased productivity.

Eligibility for this program is limited to entities that manufacture products or operate systems in the United States for commercial applications and organizations that support them. Selected projects will be awarded up to $300,000 to support computing cycles and work performed by the national lab partners. All DOE national laboratories are eligible to participate. The industry partner must provide a participant contribution of at least 20% of the total project funding. Project durations are for one year. The HPC4EI/HPC4Mfg Program anticipates making multiple awards, subject to the availability of funding, for the HPC4Mfg program.

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DOE National Laboratory Point of Contact

Before the official call is open, applicants can reach out to the following national laboratory point of contacts to ask questions regarding their facility’s HPC system capabilities and subject matter experts. Companies and national laboratory personnel must refrain from discussing specific project ideas once the solicitation call is officially open.

Laboratory Contact
Argonne National Laboratory David Martin
Berkeley National Laboratory Peter Nugent
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Aaron Fisher
Los Alamos National Laboratory Kim Rasmussen
Oak Ridge National Laboratory John Turner
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael Rinker
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Michael Martin
National Energy Technology Laboratory Youhai Wen
Sandia National Laboratory Ronald Manginell
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HPC4Manufacturing Industry Engagement Day
April 15 – 16, 2020, Chicago, IL

Registration is OPEN - April 15-16, 2020

Please click here to get the web page for more information and to register as soon as possible.

To view agenda, click here.

Deadline to register for the event – March 31, 2020

Venue:
Hyatt Centric Chicago Magnificent Mile
633 North Saint Clair Street
Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60611

Please click here to book your room reservation.
Deadline for hotel RSVP – March 24, 2020

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO) and National Laboratories will host a High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Industry Engagement Day conference focused on “Spurring Innovation in U.S. Manufacturing Through Advanced Computing.” The conference will be held on April 15-16, 2020, in Chicago, IL.

World-class experts in their field will gather to reflect on the global trends of High Performance Computing (HPC) in manufacturing, describe why leading industry innovators have invested deeply in HPC and why others are primed to do so. Industry success stories, the state of the art of HPC capabilities, how to communicate to stakeholders and opportunities for DOE-industry collaboration will be presented.

We encourage you to share this notice to other interested parties.

More information on the HPC4Mfg Program can be found at hpc4mfg.org.

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Don’t be left behind…be part of the conversation!

For conference questions, please contact the organizers: Stacy Castro or Michelle Herawi.

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Energy Department Announces a Notice of Intent to Issue Funding for High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation

Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced plans to issue a spring 2020 solicitation for high performance computing projects that improve manufacturing processes, address products’ lifecycle energy consumption, and increase the efficiency of energy conversion and storage technologies.

The Trump Administration has prioritized the use of high performance computing to solve critical national challenges. In March 2020, President Donald J. Trump announced the launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium to provide COVID-19 researchers worldwide with access to the world’s most powerful high performance computing resources that can significantly advance the pace of scientific discovery in the fight to stop the virus. This unique public-private consortium - spearheaded by the White House, DOE, and IBM - includes government, industry, and academic leaders. For additional information about the COVID-19 High Performance Computer Consortium, including information about how to submit a proposal for that program please follow the above link.

Strengthening the competitiveness of the U.S. manufacturing sector is a top priority for the Trump Administration and will be critical to America’s economic recovery,” said Alex Fitzsimmons, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency. “DOE’s High Performance Computing for Manufacturing program allows industry to access advanced computing resources within the DOE National Laboratories to address key manufacturing challenges.”

This manufacturing program is one component of the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, which is led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. .

HPC4EI conducts two regular solicitations annually, one in the fall and one in the spring. The spring solicitation will target qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects with DOE National Laboratories that address key manufacturing challenges by applying modeling, simulation, and data analysis. The solicitation will encourage applicants to partner with universities and non-profit organizations located within federally designated Opportunity Zones and/or Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Eligibility for the program is limited to entities that manufacture products or operate systems in the U.S. for commercial applications and organizations that support them. Selected projects will be awarded up to $300,000 to support computing cycles and work performed by DOE National Laboratories, universities, and non-profit partners. All DOE National Laboratories are eligible to participate. The industry partner must provide a participant contribution of at least 20% of the total project funding.

DOE’s Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, is the primary sponsor of the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing program. AMO partners with private and public stakeholders to advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing and promote American economic growth and energy security.

DOE National Laboratory Point of Contact

Before the official call is open, applicants can reach out to the following National Laboratory point of contacts to ask questions regarding their facility’s HPC system capabilities and subject matter experts. Companies and national laboratory personnel must refrain from discussing specific project ideas once the solicitation call is officially open.

Laboratory Contact
Argonne National Laboratory David Martin
Berkeley National Laboratory Peter Nugent
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Aaron Fisher
Los Alamos National Laboratory Kim Rasmussen
Oak Ridge National Laboratory John Turner
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Michael Rinker
National Renewable Energy Laboratory Michael Martin
National Energy Technology Laboratory Youhai Wen
Sandia National Laboratory Ronald Manginell

High Performance Computing for Manufacturing

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.

Project Highlights

Fall 2019 Selectees

The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) awarded federal funding for nine public/private projects aimed at solving key manufacturing challenges.

Read about Fall 2019 Selectees