Department of Energy awards X-ScaleSolutions SBIR Phase 2 to develop SMART-CAM

One of 82 Grants Totaling $100 Million Nationwide to Support Scientific Innovation and Clean Energy Development

U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm announced that X-ScaleSolutions will receive $1.6m as part of 82 Department of Energy grants totaling $100 million to 68 small businesses in 24 states, including projects relating to wind turbine and wind farms, improved battery electrolytes, solar generation of hydrogen, and upcycling of carbon dioxide, along with a wide range of other efforts.

“Small businesses play a critical role in launching scientific discoveries out of our National Labs and into the hands of the American people,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “We’re so excited to watch them put their entrepreneurial spirit behind these bold, exciting projects, and bring these new products and services to market. We are thrilled to support X-ScaleSolutions in advancing its technology innovations.”

Through the SBIR/STTR program across the federal government, small business powers the U.S. economy and generates thousands of jobs, both directly and indirectly, the DOE notes. DOE Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards aim at transforming DOE-supported science and technology breakthroughs into viable products and services. The awards also support the development of specialized technologies and instruments that aid in scientific discovery.

X-ScaleSolutions will receive $1.6m to develop SMART-CAM, a high-performance and scalable communication and I/O library to harness the potential of emerging smart NICs and DPUs for next-generation many-core CPU/GPU platforms.

“The innovative SMART-CAM library will provide a significant boost to performance and scalability for HPC, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Data Science applications running on emerging HPC, data centers, and cloud platforms with Smart NICs and DPUs”, says Dhableswar K. (DK) Panda, Founder and CEO of X-ScaleSolutions.

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