The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) Program seeks qualified industry partners to participate in short-term, collaborative projects with the Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) national laboratories. Through support from 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), the selected industry partners will be granted access to high performance computing (HPC) facilities and world-class scientists at DOE’s national laboratories. HPC4EI is the umbrella program for the HPC4Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg), HPC4Materials (HPC4Mtls), and HPC4Mobility programs.
· The HPC4Mfg Program is interested in establishing collaborations that address key manufacturing challenges by applying modeling, simulation, and data analysis. The program aims to improve energy efficiency, increase productivity, reduce cycle time, enable next-generation technologies, test control system algorithms, investigate intensified processes, lower energy cost, and accelerate innovation.
· The HPC4Mtls Program is interested in collaborations that address key challenges in developing, modifying, and/or qualifying new or modified materials that perform well in severe or complex environments through the application of HPC, modeling, simulation, and data analysis.
· The HPC4Mobility Program is interested in collaborations that address key mobility challenges in developing, modifying, and/or qualifying new or modified software, hardware, and implementation solutions that perform well in complex mobility systems and systems of systems in rural and metropolitan areas on local, regional, state, or national level through the application of HPC, modeling, simulation and data analysis.
Outlined below in the Background Section are topics of interest specific to the offices supporting this solicitation.
Eligibility for the HPC4Mfg and HPC4Mtls programs is limited to entities that manufactureor develop products in the United States forcommercial applications and the organizations that support them. Relevant government entities are eligible to receive awards from the HPC4Mobility Program only. Selected demonstration projects will be awarded up to $300,000 to support compute cycles and work performed by the national lab partners. The industry partner must provide a participant contribution of at least 20% of the DOE funding for the project.
In addition, we will consider follow-on projects to previously awarded, successful demonstration projects in these areas. These projects should focus on the further implementation of the demonstrated HPC application in the industrial setting - taking it closer to operational use and broad national impact. Selected follow-on projects will be awarded up to $300,000 to support computing cycles and work performed by the national lab partners. The industry partner must provide a participant contribution of at least 50% of the DOE funding for the project; of this, at least half should be in cash to support the national laboratory work.