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High Performance Computing for Manufacturing
HPC4Mfg
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Spring 2017 HPC4Mfg Solicitation Now Open!

The fourth HPC4Mfg Program solicitation seeks concept papers that spur the use of national lab supercomputing resources and expertise to advance innovation in clean energy technology. A total of $3 million is available to support a portfolio of projects with national impact on energy efficiency.

In this round, we are soliciting proposals in the following primary areas:

  1. Proposals that require HPC modeling and simulation to overcome impactful manufacturing process challenges resulting in reduced energy consumption and/or increased productivity.
  2. Proposals that uniquely exploit HPC modeling and simulation to reduce energy consumption through improved clean energy technology design and clean energy manufacturing.
  3. Proposals that accelerate the development and qualification of new energy materials; with a primary emphasis on the nuclear and fossil energy program areas of the Department of Energy.

All DOE national laboratories are eligible to participate as partners in this program.

View the Solicitation page for more details.


DOE HPC4Mfg Program Funds 13 New Projects

 

The DOE HPC4Mfg Program funds 13 new projects to improve U.S. energy technologies through high performance computing for a total of $3.9M. The 13 new projects include: LLNL and ORNL partnering with various manufacturers (Applied Materials, GE Global Research, and United Technologies Research) to improve additive manufacturing processes that use powder beds to reduce material use, reduce defects and surface roughness, and improve overall quality of the resulting parts; LBNL partnering with Samsung Semiconductor Inc. to improve the performance of semi-conductor devices by enabling better cooling through the interconnects; Ford Motor Company partnering with ANL to understand how manufacturing tolerances can impact the fuel efficiency and performance of spark-ignition engines; and NREL partnering with 7AC technologies to model liquid/membrane interfaces to improve the efficiency of air conditioning systems. In addition, one of the projects, a collaboration among LLNL, NETL, and 8 Rivers Capital to study coal-based Allam cycle combustors will be co-funded by DOE’s Fossil Energy Program.

View full list of projects.


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 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.