The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announces $1.87 million for seven projects to advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing through high performance computing. Part of DOE's High Performance Computing for Manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) program, the seven new public private partnerships will reportedly enable greater collaboration between DOE national labs and the U.S. manufacturing industry.
The HPC4Mfg program, operated by DOE's Advanced Manufacturing Office within the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), leverages world-class technical expertise with high performance computing to tackle manufacturing challenges uniquely solved by computer modeling, according to the DOE. By applying modeling, simulation and data analytics to key manufacturing problems, the program can reportedly aid in decision-making, optimize processes and design, improve quality, predict performance and failure, reduce or eliminate testing and shorten the time to market.
Each of the seven projects will receive up to $300,000 to support modeling and simulation subject-matter experts at the national laboratories and provide the needed supercomputing power. Industry partners will provide 20% to 50% cost-share, including the technical know-how and manufacturing data needed to tackle the project goals.
The projects selected for awards are led by:
- PPG Industries
- Vitro Flat Glass, LLC.
- Arconic, Inc. †
- Eaton Corporation
- Vader Systems, LLC.
- General Motors*
*Co-funded by DOE's Vehicle Technologies Office
†Co-funded by DOE's Office of Fossil Energy
For more information about the individual projects, visit: www.hpc4mpg.llnl.gov