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Energy Department Announces $1.2 Million High Performance Computing for Manufacturing Opportunity for Steel and Aluminum Production

September 10, 2018

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), announced $1.2 million for four new projects to support American steel and aluminum manufacturers in improving energy efficiency, increasing productivity, and accelerating manufacturing innovation.

The funding announced today will provide advanced technology to improve manufacturing processes and resolve key manufacturing challenges through the use of High Performance Computing. This special call for concept papers marks the sixth solicitation for the High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program.

Selected demonstration projects will be awarded up to $300,000 to support compute cycles and work performed by the national lab partners. Industry partners must provide a participant contribution of at least 20% of the DOE funding for the project.

HPC4Mfg, supported by DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office and managed by LLNL, has supported more than 40 U.S.-based manufacturing companies and more than $15 million for public-private partnerships since its launch in 2014. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Argonne National Laboratory provide computing cycles to support this program.

HPC4Mfg facilitates technical support from national laboratories, including access to supercomputing capabilities, high-end modeling and simulation software, and subject matter experts. From detailed atomic-level simulations to massive cosmological studies, researchers use High Performance Computing to prove science and technology questions inaccessible by other experimental methods.

Learn more about HPC4Mfg round 6 solicitation and submission instructions.

The Advanced Manufacturing Office supports early-stage research to advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing and promote American economic growth and energy security.