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“Albert” is powered by 530 AMD 64-bit Opteron™ processors.
  
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FLUENT and Supercomputers– The Driving Force in Formula 1 Aerodynamics
Posted Tue December 14, 2004 @12:31PM
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ANSYS FLUENT 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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