Department of Energy Awards SBIR Phase 1 to X-ScaleSolutions to develop a secure communication library for HPC applications

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) this month announced awards totaling $24 million for small businesses in 30 states and the District of Columbia. The 111 projects funded by DOE’s Office of Science include the development of computing, advanced materials, and scientific instrumentation that will help advance the department’s clean energy mission. 

“Small businesses are the cornerstone of America and contribute significantly to the growth of our economy,” said Asmeret Asefaw Berhe, Director of DOE’s Office of Science. “The companies selected today to receive awards under DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs have a pivotal role in creating new technologies, solutions, and instruments that will help us achieve our scientific research goals and advance toward a net-zero emissions future.”

American small businesses play a critical role in facilitating the transition from discovery to innovation, helping create a bridge between the scientific laboratory and the commercial marketplace. DOE’s Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) awards strive to transform 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 $206,500 to design and develop Secure-MPI, a high-performance MPI library with secured communication for HPC applications. The Secure-MPI library will offer a secure communication and performance isolated approach for various kinds of HPC applications that are executed on containers in the public or hybrid cloud environments. 

“Next-Generation HPC systems require robust support for security in addition to performance. The solutions to be developed by X-ScaleSolutions under this award will lead to a new generation of MPI libraries for HPC systems with both security and performance in mind.” says Dhableswar K. (DK) Panda, Founder and CEO of X-ScaleSolutions.

More information about all the projects announced by DOE is available here.

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