In an industry where every second counts, what happens behind the scenes is just as critical as the performance seen
on the track.
A Formula One racing team is a big business, one that mixes a sport team with a car manufacturer. Only in this case,
the car manufacturer produces four cars a year and it does so under very stringent rules handed down by the Federation
Internationale de L'Automobile (FIA), an organization that has aimed to level the playing field and helped spur engineering
innovation in racing since the first Formula One World Championship race was held in 1950.
The high performance computing cap on the systems that run the computational fluid dynamics, or CFD, applications that
are used to design the race cars is absolutely intentional.
When BWT Racing Point got its latest 25 teraflops cluster, it partnered with Univa to put its Grid Engine workload scheduler
on the system, which allows for engineers to submit jobs for modeling and push utilization on the CFD cluster up into the 97
percent range at a sustained level.
"The fact that the computation is capped at 25 teraflops means you need to use it as efficiently as possible," Otmar Szafnauer
CEO, BWT Racing Point Formula One™ Team said. "If you can be more efficient, you gain a strategic or performance advantage, and
that is where Univa helps us."
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