High Performance Computing for Manufacturing
The sixth solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) will be issued in August. 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. For more information please see the Solicitation Round 6 page.
The Energy Department announced up to $3 million in available support for manufacturers to leverage the national laboratories' high performance computing (HPC) capabilities to apply state-of-the-art modeling, simulation, and data analysis to address manufacturing challenges that will aid in decision-making, innovate in processes and design, improve quality, predict performance and failure, quicken or eliminate testing, and/or shorten the time of adoption of new technologies. The High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program, supported by the Advanced Manufacturing Office, enables the use of HPC expertise and resources for the manufacturing sector to address research and development challenges with HPC and investigate its use to support advanced energy and manufacturing issues.
In this round, HPC4Mfg Program seeks proposals in the following primary areas:
- Proposals that require HPC modeling and simulation to overcome impactful manufacturing process challenges, resulting in reduced energy consumption and/or increased productivity.
- Proposals that uniquely exploit HPC modeling and simulation to reduce energy consumption through improved clean energy technology design and clean energy manufacturing.
The HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) Program recently awarded $1.87 million for million for seven projects designed to stimulate the use of high performance supercomputing in U.S. manufacturing.
The seven 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, and Sandia National 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 seven 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 seven projects selected for awards are led by: PPG Industries, Inc.; Vitro Flat Glass LLC.; Caterpillar Inc.; Eaton Corporation; General Motors LLC; Arconic Inc.; and Vader Systems, LLC. View more information.
The 5th solicitation for HPC4Mfg will be announced shortly. Please stay tuned for more information.
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.
HPC4Mfg issues a solicitation two times a year, in the spring and fall. The process begins with a short concept paper.
For additional information on the HPC4Mfg Program, email email@example.com.