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.

2020 Awards

On October 9, 2020, 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 23nd Annual Golden Spike Awards:

Comparison of two airfoils for active drag reduction in turbulent flow
Marian Albers (Institute of Aerodynamics, RWTH Aachen University)

Regional climate simulations with COSMO-CLM: CORDEX Africa and CORDEX FPS convection
Gerd Schädler (Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Caught in the act: all-atom molecular dynamics simulations of substrate transport in the ABC exporter TM287/288
Lars Schäfer (Institute of Theoretical Chemistry, Ruhr University Bochum)