Lenovo, one of Williams sponsors, have announced that they have successfully installed a new supercomputer at the team s headquarters for use in the team s windtunnel.
The new supercomputer has a peak performance of eight teraflops this means that at it s very quickest, it achieves 8 x 10^12 calculations per second and is four times more powerful than the previous computer Williams had.
“Aerodynamics plays a critical role in determining how competitive we are for each of the race circuits we visit,â€ explained Alex Burns, Chief Operating Officer for Williams. “The increase in supercomputing power from Lenovo will give us the capability to examine a greater range of design variations between races, which will increase our development rate, bring more performance to the car sooner.â€
Deekpak Advani, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Lenovo, has said his company is proud to have showcased what his company can do. “The high-performance computing solution developed for AT&T Williams is the latest example of Lenovo capabilities in world-class engineering and researched,â€ he remarked. “We are excited about providing a supercomputer solution that delivers the power and speed necessary for AT&T Williams to stay competitive in the most technologically advanced sport in the world.â€