WASHINGTON, DC — Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced up to $3 million in funding to spur the use of U.S. National Laboratory supercomputing resources to strengthen domestic manufacturing. Under DOE’s High-Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) solicitation, competitively-selected project teams will work with the labs to apply advanced modeling, simulation, and data analysis to achieve energy, material, and cost savings in manufacturing.
“Bolstering domestic manufacturing and sustaining American leadership in advanced manufacturing is a top priority for the Trump Administration,” says Alex Fitzsimmons, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency. “President Trump’s recent launch of the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium demonstrates the Administration’s support for high performance computing resources to advance the pace of scientific discovery, which will be critical to America’s economic recovery.”
The High-Performance Computing for Manufacturing program, one component of HPC4EI, offers a path for U.S. manufacturing companies to broaden the use of advanced computing technology to increase the sector’s energy efficiency and material productivity. Eligibility for the program is limited to entities that manufacture products or operate systems in the U.S. for commercial applications and organizations that support them.
Selected projects will be awarded up to $300,000 to support computing cycles and work performed by DOE National Laboratories, universities, and non-profit partners.