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DOE Seeks Industry Partners to Boost Domestic Manufacturing Operations With Supercomputing Tech

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The Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $3 million to encourage U.S. manufacturing companies to work with national laboratories in increasing material productivity and energy efficiency through the use of supercomputing resources.

DOE said Tuesday that it will select project teams via a competitive solicitation process for the High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation program and help them incorporate data analysis, simulation and modeling tools into the manufacturing process.

The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory seeks partners to modernize production systems to support national energy savings goals, reduce the lifecycle energy consumption of certain products and boost the efficiency of energy storage and conversion platforms.

The department will award up to $300,000 to fund computing cycles and efforts in each selected industry project that will involve labs, universities and nonprofit organizations. An industry partner must shoulder at least 20 percent of the overall project cost.

Concept papers are due June 9.