DOE Funds $28M for Scientific Supercomputing Research Projects

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced $28 million in funding for five research projects to develop software designed to better leverage DOE supercomputers in fields such as quantum information science and chemical reactions for clean energy applications.

A list of projects can be found here.

The projects are sponsored by the Offices of Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR) and Basic Energy Sciences (BES) within the Department’s Office of Science through the SciDAC program. Projects were chosen by competitive peer review under a DOE Funding Opportunity Announcement open to universities, national laboratories and other organizations.

The five selected projects will focus on computational methods, algorithms and software to further chemical and materials research, specifically for simulating quantum phenomena and chemical reactions. Teams will partner with either or both SciDAC Institutes – FASTMath and RAPIDS2 – led by Lawrence Berkeley and Argonne National Laboratories.

Funding totals approximately $28 million, including $7 million in FY 2021 with outyear funding contingent on congressional appropriations.

“DOE’s national labs are home to some of the world’s fastest supercomputers, and with more advanced software programs we can fully harness the power of these supercomputers to make breakthrough discoveries and solve the world’s hardest to crack problems,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “These investments will help sustain U.S. leadership in science, accelerate basic research in energy, and advance solutions to the nation’s clean energy priorities.”