High Performance Computing for Manufacturing
By using high performance computing combined with advanced manufacturing and additive manufacturing, researchers can design and build new devices and materials with unique physical and microstructural properties. Shown above is a computer rendering of an octet truss that was produced by microstereo lithography and has high stiffness and low density. The structure was designed from mechanical theory.
The HPC for Manufacturing Program (HPC4Mfg) Program unites the world-class computing resources and expertise of Department of Energy national laboratories with the U.S. manufacturers to deliver solutions that could revolutionize manufacturing.
Led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), and joined by its partners, 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-partner 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.