HPC for Energy » Howard Baker http://hpc4energy.org Advancing Energy Technologies Through High-Performance Computing Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:25:21 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 Lawrence Livermore to Use HPC to Advance Clean Energy Technology http://hpc4energy.org/lawrence-livermore-to-use-hpc-to-advance-clean-energy-technology/ http://hpc4energy.org/lawrence-livermore-to-use-hpc-to-advance-clean-energy-technology/#comments Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:45:40 +0000 HPC for Energy http://hpc4energy.org/?p=492 LIVERMORE, Calif., Oct 25 – Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) today issued a call to energy businesses of all sizes for proposals to collaborate with LLNL teams of experts in advancing energy technology through the use of high-performance computing (HPC).

This one-year pilot program, called the hpc4energy incubator, aims to accelerate the development of energy technology and boost U.S. competitiveness in the global marketplace by teaming industry with the scientific and computing resources at national laboratories. Companies with the winning proposals will collaborate with LLNL scientists and use LLNL’s HPC systems to find solutions to urgent problems and learn how to employ HPC as a powerful tool for innovation.

“HPC lets companies collapse the time and expense of designing and prototyping new products and processes. That’s important for advanced industrial countries, such as the United States, that can’t compete on wages and need to be at the frontier of discovery,” says Deborah Wince-Smith, president of the Council on Competitiveness.

“In an era of fierce global competition in the clean energy sector, high-performance computing can stimulate the rapid advancement of U.S. clean energy technologies,” says Tomas Diaz de la Rubia, LLNL Deputy Director for Science & Technology, who announced the pilot program at a Technology Leadership and Strategy Initiative (TLSI) workshop, sponsored by the Council on Competitiveness and hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy in Washington, D.C.

The hpc4energy incubator emerged from the National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies held in Washington, D.C. in May, sponsored by the Howard Baker Forum, the Bipartisan Policy Center, LLNL and other partners who focused on exploring how HPC can catalyze rapid advancement of U.S. clean energy technologies. This program also addresses the needs and benefits identified earlier in studies by the Council on Competitiveness in strengthening the U.S. manufacturing sector and competitiveness as a whole.

Specifically, LLNL is seeking proposals that address one of the critical clean energy areas outlined in the National Summit report: Building Energy Efficiency; Carbon Capture; Utilization and Sequestration; Liquid Fuels Combustion; Nuclear Energy; and Smart Grid, Power Storage, and Renewable Energy Integration. To be considered, proposals must address a compelling, critical problem  to which the solution would advance energy through a combination of HPC resources and collaborative teams of industry, energy and computer scientists.

The first step for potential collaborators is to submit a one-page letter of intent providing a high-level overview of the proposal. Letters of intent should be sent to proposals@hpc4energy.org before 5 p.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) on Dec. 16, 2011.

For more information, see www.hpc4energy.org.

About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Founded in 1952, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (www.llnl.gov) provides solutions to our nation’s most important national security challenges through innovative science, engineering and technology. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is managed by Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

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National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies http://hpc4energy.org/national-summit-on-advancing-clean-energy-technologies-entrepreneurship-and-innovation-through-high-performance-computing/ http://hpc4energy.org/national-summit-on-advancing-clean-energy-technologies-entrepreneurship-and-innovation-through-high-performance-computing/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2012 19:31:38 +0000 HPC for Energy http://hpc4energy.org/?p=484 On May 16-17, 2011 in Washington, D.C., the Howard Baker Forum, the Bipartisan Policy Center and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory led the National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies: Entrepreneurship and Innovation through High-Performance Computing.

The National Summit mobilized the extraordinary talent and insights of energy technologists and computational experts with the knowledge and experience of industry executives and public officials. During the event, speakers and panelists discussed the practical pathways necessary to improve America’s pursuit of energy and environmental security; economic growth and competitiveness; and the creation of next generation, high-tech jobs.

The National Summit was co-sponsored by the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for 21st Century Energy, the Council on Competitiveness, the American Energy Innovation Council, the National Venture Capital Association, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the Science Coalition. More than 300 experts and practitioners from business, finance, industry, government, academia and the nation’s leading science and computing laboratories attended and contributed to the two-day event. The National Summit explored ways that the high-performance computing (HPC) capabilities of our national laboratories can help our nation meet this century’s energy challenges by expediting the commercialization of clean energy technologies.

The National Summit was organized with the goal of producing an actionable, national roadmap for advancing energy technologies through the application of HPC and modeling and simulation. The National Summit was the first step in this process. Knowledge and the application of HPC can provide an edge to American entrepreneurs and companies and hasten implementation of crucial new technologies by substantially reducing development time and cost. The United States is a world leader in HPC and advanced simulation applications, and the national laboratory system can provide expertise and capabilities at a level found few places in the world.

National Summit partners released the Report on a National Summit on Advancing Clean Energy Technologies in October 2011. In accordance with that report, this website serves as a one-stop-shop for what companies need to know in order to leverage the valuable HPC assets available here in the United States.

Senator John HoevenPanel on the Role of Private Financing in Commercializing Advanced Energy TechnologiesDr. Tomás Díaz de la Rubia

To view the full summit photo gallery please click here. Download full report below.

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