Since we’re apparently all about covering the super exclusive HPC-in-racing niche news market, here’s something cool.
McLaren builds supercars, and uses supercomputing to get the aerodynamics right. But dial the Wayback machine to 2005 when McLaren…
…appointed SGI as its official supplier for CFD supercomputing, storage and visualization equipment. McLaren’s initial purchase included an SGI Altix supercomputer, visualization solutions, SGI InfiniteStorage system and the SGI InfiniteStorage CXFS shared filesystem. The company has subsequently added to this investment in July 2007, with the addition of (and ongoing enhancements to) two further SGI Altix supercomputers, and the recent introduction of the SGI InfiniteStorage Data Migration Facility (DMF).
No details on the computers purchased other than a “fourfold increase in productivity.” Details from SGI.
I thought about using SGI’s logo for this story, and then thought better of it. You’re welcome.