Industrial Users

Industrial users of ASCR facilities stimulate innovation, promote U.S. competitiveness, and help maximize the public benefit of ASCR facilities. ASCR facilities are open to industry through the ASCR Facilities access mechanisms. These access mechanisms enable innovation and expand the impact of HPC in industry by providing awardees with computing time and expert assistance in HPC pilot studies, proof-of-concept trials, and validation of simulations at scale. See below for industry success stories from ASCR facilities.

Building on past success and experience with industrial users, ASCR centers continue to promote and facilitate industrial access to ASCR facilities. Industry users of ASCR facilities often have unique requirements from university and national laboratory counterparts, including I.P considerations, proprietary codes, and different user support needs. Additionally ASCR facilities are at the cutting edge of multiple digital technologies and architectures. To help industry navigate the breadth of ASCR capabilities, each facility has established an Industrial User Point of Contact and recommended landing page for industrial users.

Contacts for Industry

OLCF Website for Industry
Suzy Tichenor
Director, Industrial Partnerships,
Computing and Computational Sciences
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
(703) 413-7846

NERSC Website for Industry
David Skinner
Strategic Partnerships Lead
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
(510) 486-4748

ALCF Website for Industry
David Martin
Industrial Outreach Lead
Argonne Leadership Computing Facility
Argonne National Laboratory
(603) 252-0929

ESnet Website for Testbed Access
Brian Tierney
Group Lead
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Industry Features

Better Combustion for Power Generation

General Electric

A simulation of combustion within two adjacent gas turbine combustors. GE researchers are incorporating advanced combustion modeling and simulation into product testing after developing a breakthrough methodology on the OLCF’s Titan supercomputer. Read More »

A simulated liquid jet breaks apart in a cross flow.

Titan Vaporizes R&D Time and Cost for Liquid Spray Studies

United Technology Research Center

UTRC simulates hundreds of thousands of spray droplets in real time for potential jet engine and fire suppression applications. Read More »

Noise generation due to turbulent mixing of exhaust flow.

GE Researchers Perform Simulations in Pursuit of More Efficient Jet Engines and Wind Turbines

General Electric

GE Global Research uses 10 petaflop Mira and ALCF developed flow visualization techniques to design quieter and more efficient wind turbines and jet engines. Read More »

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