Alfa Romeo F1 will deploy computing power from Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to help design and develop the car’s aerodynamics. Alfa Romeo F1 Team and HPE have jointly developed a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) supercomputer that significantly increases computational performance over previous systems used by the team, while protecting sensitive data.
Physically located in Sauber Motorsport AG’s wind tunnel building in Hinwil, Switzerland, HPE will deliver supercomputing performance as a service through HPE GreenLake, enabling Sauber designers and engineers to collaborate with the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA). Allows for rapid adjustment of capacity according to rules. Storing and processing all data in Sauber’s protected environment in Hinwil allows the team to protect intellectual property and minimize latency. This new high-performance cluster is based on workload-optimized HPE ProLiant Gen11 servers, featuring AMD EPYC processors and high-performance storage Cray ClusterStor E1000 with open source parallel file system Luster. . Team principal Alessandro Arunni Bravi said: “Computational fluid dynamics performance is essential to success in F1, but we also have high demands on scalability and data protection.” “HPE GreenLake perfectly matches these requirements by combining the flexibility of the cloud with the control of an on-premises environment. Additionally, HPE GreenLake combines cutting-edge supercomputing technology with a pay-as-you-go model. “In our sport, every margin improvement is important,” said Trish, senior vice president and chief product officer, HPC, AI, and Lab at HPE. “F1 racing is a data-driven, highly competitive and highly regulated business,” Damkroger said. “Succeeding in this environment requires dedicated computing resources that are unique to high-performance computing to address big challenges. We look forward to helping you gain a competitive advantage.”