Thorsten Zirwes wins the HLRS Golden Spike Award 2017

Thorsten Zirwes, PhD student at the SCC, wins the Golden Spike Award at the Results and Review Workshop at the HLRS in Stuttgart. With his simulation, a turbulent flame could be investigated in an unprecedented depth of detail.

Winner of the Golden Spike Award 2017, Thorsten Zirwes (mid), Volker Springel (left), Johannes Letzgus (right). (Credits: HLRS)

The Golden Spike Award was presented at the 20th Results and Review Workshop at the High-Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS) in October. The prize is awarded to the three best projects, which were calculated on Germany's fastest supercomputer "Hazel Hen" last year. One of the award winners is Thorsten Zirwes, PhD student at the SCC. He presented a direct numerical simulation of a turbulent flame. The experimentally investigated Sydney Burner was successfully examined in a depth of detail that had not previously been possible. In addition to the simulation results, many performance optimizations were presented, which have shown that the simulation program can use the resources of supercomputers efficiently.


The Review and Results Workshop is held once a year at the HLRS. In 2017, 61 participants came to the workshop and took the opportunity to present their research projects and present their results. The HLRS Steering Committee selected three particularly outstanding research projects for the Golden Spike Award. The evaluation included: the scientific relevance, the necessity for the use of a high performance computer as well as the optimizations in the utilization of computing resources.


For further information:

Artikel "Numerische Simulation turbulenter Verbrennung auf Hochleistungsrechnern" S. 18 in den SCC-News 1/2017

HLRS Online News: https://www.hlrs.de/whats-new/news/detail-view/2017-10-06/



Achim Grindler