Audi Installs New HP Cluster

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Audi has announced the purchase of a new cluster supercomputer in their development department.  The new machine consists of 608 cores within 302 HP ProLiant BL460c blades.  All told, the machine clocks in at 29Tflops while only chewing 86kW.

Dr. Ulrich Widmann, Head of Vehicle Safety Development at Audi, said after the acquisition: “The new supercomputer accelerates simulation workflows several times over. With our constantly growing model range it’s essential for every model to be put through its paces during development in every conceivable accident scenario.”

According to Audi, the developers can now run up to 5,000 simulation scenarios per week.  These may include individual finite element analysis of components or full-scale crash scenarios.

For more info on the new digital digs at Audi, read the full release here.