Laptop maker Lenovo builds Formula One supercomputer

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So, this is interesting.

Lenovo, which recently absorbed IBM’s Personal Computing Division, announced today that they’ve built a supercomputer for the AT&T Williams Formula One racing team.

The supercomputer is being used for operations in Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), performing billions of calculations that simulate airflow around a virtual model of a three-dimensional, on-track racing car. This process will help predict how even the smallest changes in component shape and placement will affect drag and downforce, with resulting impacts on speed and handling.

The 8 TFLOPS machine is now being used in the racing team’s wind tunnel simulation facilities in the UK and replaces the team’s previous 2 TFLOPS machine.


  1. Curious if this will help imrpove the team’s season…