Golden Spike Award

Each year, representatives of the national research community using the high-performance computing resources of HLRS meet in Stuttgart-Vaihingen for the annual HLRS Results and Review Workshop. During the two day event, participants present and discuss their research projects from the past 12 months. Of all projects presented at the HLRS Results and Review Workshop, the steering committee of HLRS chooses three particularly excellent ones to honor them with a special trophy: The HLRS Golden Spike Award.

Click here for a list of all recipients of the Golden Spike Award.

Decision criteria for the Golden Spike Awards include:

  • Scientific relevance (top in their research field)
  • Imperative of high-performance computing for their research
  • Optimal usage of HPC equipment in terms of optimization, parallelization, and overall performance
  • Presentation format of the results at the Results and Review Workshop.

2021 Awards

On October 8, 2021, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Kröner of the University of Freiburg, vice-chairman of the HLRS steering committee, announced the following three research projects as winners of the 24th Annual Golden Spike Awards:

  • Secondary flow and longitudinal sediment patterns in turbulent channel flow over a bed of mobile particles in domains of small to intermediate size 

    Markus Scherer (Institute for Hydromechanics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
  • Uncertainty quantification in high order computational fluid dynamics
Jakob Dürrwächter (Institute for Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics, University of Stuttgart)
  • Hadronic contributions to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon from lattice QCD

    Daniel Mohler (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt)