DOE announces latest call for HPC4EnergyInnovation proposals


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    In this computer model, dislocations are shown moving through a lightweight aluminum-lithium alloy as the alloy is strained. The model is used to design the composition of the alloy for use in lighter-weight jet turbine blades.

The Department of Energy (DOE) and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today announced the spring 2019 call for proposals for the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program, including three of its pillar programs.

Managed by LLNL in partnership with other national laboratories, the HPC4EI program aims to provide industry with HPC expertise and resources from DOE’s national laboratories to lower the risk of HPC adoption and broaden its use in technology development, with an emphasis on projects that could result in energy or cost savings. In addition to proposals for the HPC4Manufacturing(HPC4Mfg) and HPC4Materials(HPC4Mtls) program, this solicitation includes the HPC4EI program’s newest pillar, the HPC4Mobility Program, which seeks collaborations with public and private sector partners to use HPC tools to address complex mobility challenges.

“We are really excited about the addition of the HPC4Mobility pillar to the program,” said HPC4EI Director Robin Miles. “We hope to provide computational expertise as communities start to incorporate autonomous vehicles into their transportation systems. And we are continuing to help companies reduce the nation’s energy consumption through our HPC4 Manufacturing and Materials projects.”

Available funding from DOE for this solicitation round will be nearly $5.2 million. DOE will award selected industry partners up to $300,000 to support compute cycles and work performed by experts at the national laboratories. Industry partners must contribute at least 20 percent of the DOE funding for the project. Follow-on projects to previously funded efforts also will be considered. The number of selectees will be determined by funding levels.

The HPC4EnergyInnovation Program is funded by the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE) Advanced Manufacturing Office (AMO), Fuel Cell Technologies (FCTO), and Vehicle Technologies Offices (VTO) and DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy (FE).

To date, the HPC4EI program has provided $23 million in funding for 73 industry projects such as increasing efficiency and reducing emissions in diesel engines, optimizing metal 3D printing processes, improving reliability and lifetime of wind turbines, and saving cost and energy in the papermaking process.

For more information on the HPC4EI program, visit https://hpc4energyinnovation.llnl.gov/. Informational webinars will be held on April 9 and April 17. To register, visit https://hpc4energyinnovation.llnl.gov/solicitation.html           


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