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High Performance Computing for Manufacturing
HPC4Mfg
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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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Manufacturing Day Special Event

HPC4Manufacturing is hosting an online technical colloquium on Friday, October 5, 2018 entitled How HPC Improves Competitiveness and Reduces Energy Intensity. National Laboratory partners will talk about their projects and laboratory capabilities in a series of webinars arraigned especially for Manufacturing Day. There will be an overview of the program, talks on HPC simulation capabilities as they apply to advanced industrial problems in machine learning, computational fluids dynamics, and additive manufacturing.

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Solicitation Round 6: Special Call — Steel and Aluminum Manufacturing — Now Open

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory announced an open call for the sixth solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg). This is a special topic call: the new opportunity will support primary and secondary steelmaking and aluminum production processes to help these industries become more competitive by solving key manufacturing challenges. This will help these companies to boost productivity and support American manufacturing jobs. Federal funding of up to $1.2M is available to support up to four (4) new awards. Through support from the Advanced Manufacturing Office of the DOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), selected industry partners will be granted access to High Performance Computing (HPC) facilities and experienced staff at DOE National Laboratories.

For this special topic call, we are interested in collaborations that will address key manufacturing challenges in the production of primary and secondary steelmaking and aluminum production processes by applying modeling, simulation, and data analysis 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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Solicitation Round 5: Winter 2018 Awardees Announced

The HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program recently awarded nearly $3.8 million for thirteen projects designed to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputing in U.S. manufacturing.

The thirteen new project partnerships include application of world-class computing resources and expertise of the national laboratories including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Argonne National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory.

These projects will address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing proposed in partnership with companies and improve energy efficiency across the manufacturing industry through applied research and development of energy technologies.

Each of the thirteen newly selected projects will receive up to $300,000 to support work performed by the national lab partners and allow the partners to use HPC compute cycles. The thirteen projects selected for awards are led by The Dow Chemical Company, the 3M Company, the Alliance for Pulp and Paper Technology, Seurat Technologies, SFP Works LLC, VAST Power Systems Inc., Arconic Inc., GE, Keracel, Steel Manufacturing Simulation and Visualization Consortium (SMSVC) and ArcelorMittal USA, United Technologies Corporation and Transient Plasma Systems. View more information.


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.