Pat Symonds, a technical consultant for the Marussia F1 team, takes us through what information technology means for a small F1 team. With 40 teraflops (limited by the governing body) of Dell-powered supercomputing available for tasks such as computational fluid dynamics, an enormous amount of research and development can be carried out before actual physical testing. Several department use this system, one of 40 people is dedicated solely to aerodynamic research performed solely on the system. All of this work is carried out before the race; during the race hundreds of sensors embedded in the car supply data in real time so that strategic decisions can be made far more effectively.
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