DOE announces $8.5 million in high-performance algorithms for complex energy systems and processes

September 21, 2022 — The US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $8.5 million in funding for basic research in the development of randomized algorithms to understand and improve the properties and behavior of complex energy systems.

Problems with the design of science experiments or energy and communication infrastructure can often be viewed as a discrete, networked system of systems that needs to be optimized. Such discrete optimization problems cannot be solved efficiently with conventional algorithms that are not well suited to graphs, networks, and streaming data.

“Innovative approaches are needed to accelerate the time to resolution of a wide range of challenges in science and energy research,” said Barbara Helland, DOE Associate Director of Science for Advanced Scientific Computing Research. “The development of random algorithms and other classes of algorithms is important to enable scientific advances and high performance computing.”

The projects were selected through competitive peer review as part of the DOE’s funding opportunity announcement for Randomized Algorithms for Combinatorial Scientific Computing.

Total funding is $8.5 million for projects up to three years in duration, with $2.8 million in fiscal year 2022 dollars and out-of-year funding dependent on congressional appropriations. The list of projects and more information can be found here.

Source: DOE Office of Science

Sharon D. Cole