DOE HPC4EI Awards $3.7M for HPC Research at National Laboratories

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July 12, 2021, Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded $3.7 million for high performance computing (HPC) projects that address key challenges in U.S. manufacturing and materials development. As part of DOE’s High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) initiative, the 13 selected teams will work with the Department’s national laboratories to apply advanced modeling, simulation and data analysis to projects that improve manufacturing efficiency and explore new materials for energy application.

Selected projects will use HPC to address complex challenges, from improving additive manufacturing processes to increasing the lifecycle energy efficiency of jet-engine components to improving the performance of materials used to convert CO2 into high-value chemicals and products. View a list of all the selected projects here.

“The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation initiative harnesses our world’s most powerful supercomputers to accelerate the development of breakthrough manufacturing and energy technologies,” said Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Kelly Speakes-Backman. “Selected projects will improve the energy efficiency of American manufacturing and advance materials for energy technologies—both vital steps on our path to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

“Supercomputing is essential for developing technologies to manage carbon across its full life cycle,” said Acting Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy and Carbon Management Dr. Jennifer Wilcox. “Expediting technology development through computational science and engineering cuts costs and saves time—putting us on a faster, more efficient path to decarbonization.”

HPC4EI is the umbrella initiative for DOE’s HPC for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) and HPC for Materials in Applied Energy Technologies (HPC4Materials) programs.

HPC4Mfg is funded by DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office. DOE’s Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management will fund the project selections in HPC4Materials.

Learn more about the HPC4EI initiative, which is led by Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory