High Performance Computing for Energy Innovation

In partnership with industry, leveraging world-class computational resources to advance the national energy agenda.


Our Programs

Solving challenges using HPC modeling using HPC modeling, simulation, and data analysis. Outcomes range from improved product quality to acceleration or elimination of product testing.

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Accelerating the discovery and adoption of new materials that operate in extreme conditions for energy applications. Examples range from high-temperature, corrosion-resistant metals to new catalysts for hydrogen production.

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Speeding up the discovery, design, and development of energy efficient mobility systems. Resulting impacts on transportation include reduced energy consumption, lowered costs, and improved accessibility.

How the HPC4 Program Works for Demonstration Projects

Program Basics and Cost Sharing

The program pays labs up to $300K for industry access to HPC resources and expertise; industry pays at least 20% of project costs (cash or in-kind).

Concept Submissions

During a semiannual solicitation process, companies may submit two-page concept papers describing ideas for projects of up to one year duration.


Lab Principal Investigator

If a concept is accepted, a lab principal investigator is assigned to help the company develop a full proposal.


Selection Criteria

  • Advancing the state of the art
  • Technical feasibility and strength of team
  • Industry impact
  • Need for HPC systems


Signed Agreement

Following proposal approval, DOE provides the company with a short-form cooperative research and development agreement (CRADA) to initiate the project.




Participating Labs


Projects Awarded

$22 million

Funds Invested

650 million

Computer Core Hours

Success Stories

Next-Generation LEDs

Livermore is working with light-emitting-diode (LED) manufacturer SORAA to create a new computer model of the company’s research-scale process for growing gallium nitride (GaN) crystals.

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Energy Efficiency in Paper Processing

Agenda 2020 partnered with Lawrence Livermore and Lawrence Berkeley national laboratories to optimize one of the most energy-intensive steps in the papermaking process—drying the wet paper pulp. 

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Partner Labs

Argonne National Laboratory Berkeley National Laboratory Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Los Almos National Laboratory Oak Ridge National Laboratory Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
National Renewable Energy Laboratory National Energy Technology Laboratory Sandia National Laboratory

Contact Us

For additional information on the HPC4 Energy Innovation Program, email hpc4ei@llnl.gov.

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