SGI and Honda F1

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Continuing our proud tradition of bringing you all the happenings in the lucrative “HPC in Formula One racing news” niche, we find this from SGI

SGI logoThe Honda Racing F1 Team, based in Brackley, UK, installed in September a high performance SGI Altix ICE integrated blade platform, which it expects to make a significant impact on the contribution provided by computational fluid dynamics (CFD) during the 2008 Formula One season.

They had been using home grown white box clusters until they went to the purple side.

“With our existing installation we were able to analyze a couple of dozen different geometries per week,” continues Diamant. “We had recently speeded up our CFD process to such an extent that our biggest bottleneck was the hardware, which is where SGI and the SGI Altix ICE come in.”


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