In this podcast, Tim Carroll from Dell describes the company’s collaborative effort with the Emirates Team New Zealand on the recent America’s Cup sailboat race.
We can now complete an entire boat design test in three days using the Dell HPC cluster. We’ve gone from 30 to 40 design candidates being tested physically for our 2007 Cup campaign to testing 300-400 designs for this edition of the America’s Cup,” said Nick Holroyd, Technical Director, Emirates Team New Zealand.”
As you probably know, Oracle Team USA won the 34th America’s Cup in a winner-take-all 19th race, defeating challenger Emirates Team New Zealand by 44 seconds in the clincher event. I think the real winner here is HPC, as this is the kind of story that captures the imagination of the world at large.
Update: Christine Fronczak has a great writeup on the race over at the Dell Blog.