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HPC for Energy

Overview

Launched in February 2013, HPC4Energy.org widely disseminates information about the power of high performance computing (HPC) to improve American competitiveness in the global marketplace.

HPC4Energy.org serves as a clearinghouse and one-stop shop for businesses engaged in developing energy technologies and interested in leveraging HPC and the expertise at the national laboratories to advance the commercialization of new products.

The website features success stories, articles by leaders in energy technology, and facilitates partnerships between American companies and national laboratories. The site's mission is to bring business leaders, research institutions, and computing professionals to discover the impact of high-performance computing on American entrepreneurship and innovation.

Background

HCP4energy.org is an extension of the National Roadmap for Advancing Energy Technologies, which was launched on May 16-17, 2011 in Washington, D.C., at the summit hosted by the Howard Baker Forum, the Bipartisan Policy Center, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. U.S. Chamber of Commerce'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. The summit produced an actionable, national roadmap for advancing energy technologies through the application of HPC modeling and simulation.

This roadmap calls for a series of events around the country to identify challenges of energy companies, a pilot energy incubator program to be conducted by the national laboratory, and an interactive website to communicate the opportunities to leverage America's HPC assets.

Senator Howard Baker, Chairman of the Howard Baker Forum, observed that "In an increasingly competitive world, the United States must encourage innovation to maintain and, in some cases, reclaim our technological lead in the world economy. One way to accomplish this goal is for the private sector to leverage the extraordinary assets, especially high performance computing, that reside in our national laboratories. The HPC for Energy website provides a valuable gateway for the private sector to do so."

For more information, please contact holly.wolf@howardbakerforum.org or visit www.hpc4energy.org.