High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Winter 2018 Solicitation

February 1, 2018

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Funding: Up to $3,000,000, subject to appropriations
Open Date: February 1, 2018
Funding Organization: Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)

The Energy Department, in partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, announced up to $3 million in available funds 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.

The program seeks 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. 

Selected projects will be awarded up to $300,000 of DOE funding to support compute cycles and work performed by the national lab partners.  The industry partner must provide a participant contribution of at least 20% of the DOE funding for the project.  In addition, follow-on projects to previously-awarded, successful demonstration projects will be considered. Selected follow-on projects will be awarded up to $300,000 of DOE funding, with a required 50% industry cost share, half of which must be a cash contribution. Concept paper applications for demonstration projects and follow-on projects are due by March 15, 2018.

The HPC4Mfg Program anticipates making multiple awards in demonstration and follow on projects, subject to the availability of funding. Final selections will be announced in July 2018. 

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For more information, see the full solicitation.