2021 Golden Spike Awards Announced at HLRS Annual Results and Review Workshop

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The Golden Spike Awards recognize excellence in the use of high-performance computing.

This year's awards recognized research focused on problems concerning sedimentation patterns in flowing water, the effects of ice formation on airfoils, and a challenge to the standard model of particle physics.

On October 7–8, scientific users of HPC systems at HLRS and the Steinbuch Centre for Supercomputing at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology gathered virtually to present their latest research and to discuss lessons learned in optimizing the performance and scalability of their codes.   

The online event featured 26 scientific talks and a virtual poster session with 22 posters, covering computational research across a wide range of scientific disciplines, including computational fluid dynamics, reactive flows, weather and climate simulation, materials research, computer science, bioinformatics, molecular dynamics, physics, and structural mechanics, among others.   

As in past years proceedings of the Results and Review Workshop will be published in an upcoming volume by Springer Verlag. 

Golden Spike Award winners

At the conclusion of the workshop, Prof. Dr. Dietmar Kröner (University of Freiburg) and other members of the HLRS steering committee recognized three projects and their presenters as winners of the 2021 Golden Spike Awards. The Golden Spike Awards recognize excellence in terms of scientific applications and in the use of high-performance computing.   

Markus Scherer (Institute for Hydromechanics, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Secondary flow and longitudinal sediment patterns in turbulent channel flow over a bed of mobile particles in domains of small to intermediate size (Project name: ridgewav)

Jakob Dürrwächter (Institute for Aerodynamics and Gas Dynamics, University of Stuttgart)

Uncertainty quantification in high order computational fluid dynamics (Project name: SEAL)

Daniel Mohler (GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung GmbH, Darmstadt)

Hadronic contributions to the anomalous magnetic moment of the muon from lattice QCD (Project name: GCS-HQCD)

Click here to learn more about the Golden Spike Awards, including past winners.