Platform Computing has entered into a technical partnership with Red Bull Technology Ltd. to provide integrated grid computing systems to design faster Formula 1 cars. Red Bull Technology will leverage the High Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure software to significantly increase their computer-aided design and engineering processes. It is expected that the software will enable engineers to develop better designs sooner, and ultimately improve performance on the track for Red Bull Racing. Red Bull Technology is the designer and manufacturer of Red Bull Racing’s Formula 1 car owned by Austrian beverage company Red Bull.
Formula 1 racing is one of the fastest, most expensive and technically advanced sports in the world. Literally a hundredth of a second can mean the difference between winning or losing, which makes grid computing essential to the efficient and cost effective analysis of fluid dynamic engineering simulations. By accelerating the design process and shortening production time, Red Bull Technology can tailor its manufacturing process.
“Platform LSF will allow us to increase the number of virtual engineering simulations needed to build the fastest and most aerodynamically efficient car possible,” said Nathan Sykes, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Team Leader at Red Bull Technology.
“Platform’s robust and scalable solution will improve those designs that help us maximize the down force while reducing the drag the cars create on the track. Last year, the Red Bull Racing Team finished fifth in the World Championships. With Platform’s technology behind us, we are confident that we can continue our rise up the rankings over the next few seasons.”
Platform LSF, a leading HPC application acceleration software, lets Red Bull Technology aerodynamics CFD department increase the throughput of jobs by more than 20%. “Platform LSF provides Red Bull Technology with a highly effective IT infrastructure to manage compute-intensive simulations with ease,” said Christoph Reichert, Vice President HPC Sales, Europe, Platform Computing.
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