Annual Report

Cover: HLRS Annual Report 2020

Annual Report 2020

The HLRS 2020 Annual Report provides a wealth of information about our activities over the past year. Highlights include articles about HLRS's responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, the inauguration of the center's new supercomputer, our Blue Angel and EMAS certifications for environmental management, and the launch of several new HLRS-led projects to promote HPC expertise across Europe. The annual report also looks at many new collaborations, programs, and technologies at the center, and recent applications of HLRS computing resources for scientific discovery.


Director's Welcome


  • Supercomputing in the Year of COVID-19

News & Highlights

  • News in Brief
  • Hawk Supercomputer Takes Flight
  • HLRS Begins Building European Network of HPC Expertise
  • Building a National Data Research Infrastructure for Catalysis Research
  • Research Program Will Focus on Trust and Information
  • Collaborative Virtual Reality Environments for the Home Office
  • HLRS and Fraunhofer IPA Begin Cooperation
  • How Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Robotics: An Interview with Marco Huber
  • Performance Optimization Workshop Opens New Scientific Opportunities
  • HLRS Achieves Two Environmental Certifications
  • PhD Graduates 2020

HLRS by the Numbers

User Research

  • Machine Learning Could Improve Fluid Dynamics Research
  • Taking Quantum Dots for a Spin
  • Modeling Muscles with the Help of HPC
  • Selected User Publications 2020

About HLRS

  • Inside Our Computing Room
  • User Profile
  • Third-Party Funded Research Projects
  • Structure
  • HPC Training Courses in 2020
  • Divisions and Departments