Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont and the U.S. Department of Energy are working to provide companies access to its world-class computing resources through an innovative program that uses high performance computing (HPC) to solve manufacturing and materials development challenges.
The High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation (HPC4EI) program consists of two subprograms -- one focused on manufacturing (HPC4Mfg) and the other on materials (HPC4Mtls). Companies interested in either program can apply for up to $300,000 in funding, generally twice per year.
Awardees then enter a collaborative agreement with a national laboratory that protects the company's rights to generated data and new intellectual property.
When Argonne is involved, company researchers partner with scientists in Argonne's research divisions and at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility (ALCF) to access computing resources that are up to 100 times more powerful than systems typically used by corporations.
The HPC4EI program is the best fit for companies with an energy-focused project in mind that could uniquely benefit from large-scale HPC resources. Projects that involve substantial energy savings for the company or the end-user, or that support the development of new clean-energy technologies, are favored.
Companies interested in working with Argonne should firstname.lastname@example.org.