HLRS receives 2015 HPCwire Award for Best Use of HPC in Automotive

17 November 2015

HLRS announced today that it has received top honours in the 2015 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards, which were presented at the 2015 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC15), in Austin, Texas. HLRS has been recognized as HPCwire Readers' Choice in the category “Best Use of HPC in Automotive” for a project executed by HLRS in cooperation with data storage supplier DataDirect Networks (DDN) and the Automotive Simulation Center Stuttgart (ASCS).

The 2015 HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice was made for a challenging simulation project run on the HLRS High Performance Computing (HPC) system Hornet, a Cray XC40-system. In cooperation with its partner DDN and supported by the ASCS, HLRS ran more than 1,000 car crash simulations within 24 hours. Exploiting the petascale computing power of the HLRS supercomputer, DDN storage was leveraged to overcome the Input/Output bottleneck challenges that previously limited the ability to increase simulations in Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) workflows.