Prof. Dr. Volker LindenstruthProfessor, University of Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Volker Lindenstruth has a chair since October 2009 for high performance computer architecture at the Goethe-University Frankfurt. He is chairman of the board of the Frankfurt Insttitute for Advanced Studies (FIAS) and head of the IT and FAIR computing of the Helmholtzcenter for heavy ion research GSI. He studied physics at the technical University Darmstadt, and completed his dissertation about nuclear physics in 1993 in Frankfurt. He spent the following 5 years in the US in Berkeley. From 1998 to 2009 he held a chair for computer engineering at the university Heidelberg.
His research interests concentrate around the architecture very fast computers. He built the on-line data processing systems for the ALICE experiment at the LHC accelerator at the european research center CERN. The TRD Trigger implements 280.000 processor cores, which were developed for this application, processing a data stream of 18 TB/s. The ALICE HLT is a hybrid cluster with GPGPUs, which reconstructs the entire ALICE events in real time. In Frankfurt he built the LOEWE-CSC supercomputer. At Frankfurt and GSI he built a novel data center, which achieves unprecedented energy efficiency with minimal cost. He has received various prices for this work.