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“Albert” is powered by 530 AMD 64-bit Opteron™ processors.
FLUENT and Supercomputers– The Driving Force in Formula 1 Aerodynamics
Posted Tue December 14, 2004 @12:31PM
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News Fluent Inc., world leader in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software and services, announced today that its software is to be used on the new supercomputer “Albert” of the Formula 1 Motor Racing Team Sauber Petronas in Hinwil, Switzerland.

“Albert” is powered by 530 AMD 64-bit Opteron™ processors and is currently among the most powerful computers being used within Formula 1 and the automotive industry as a whole. CFD is already recognized as a key factor in the battle for valuable World Championship points in Formula 1 and it is gaining even more importance with this announcement by Team Sauber Petronas.

“If you look at all the factors in Formula 1 that can be influenced with engineering, more than 70 percent is aerodynamics,“ reveals team principal, Peter Sauber and Willy Rampf, the Technical Director, adds: “Success in F1 requires world-class computational fluid dynamics and a cutting edge aerodynamic team that works with the best tools available at the technical forefront.”

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