GLOBAL technology company Altair entered into a new technical partnership agreement with the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team, who will be using the Altair Grid Engine to optimise the team’s high-performance computing (HPC) infrastructure with its workload scheduling and management solution.
As the Modern Grand Prix have been prioritising construction of fuel and energy-efficient cars to achieve a lower total cost, it is crucial to establish efficiency before the car hits the track by running complex simulations using an optimised computed environment.
“Across our aerodynamics department, we’re hugely reliant on high-performance computing to manage intensive workloads,” said Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team chief technology officer Bill Peters.
“That includes the 10 terabytes of data the team produces on a daily basis. Altair’s solutions give us a consistent and powerful infrastructure, enabling our team to gain strategic and performance advantages within a limit of 30 teraflops by achieving higher throughput, smaller wait-times, and reduced downtime,” he explained.
The Altair Grid Engine empowers the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One Team engineering department to ensure the tens of thousands of simulations and other compute-intensive tasks are consistently and correctly sequenced and coordinated.
It provides timely and efficient access to HPC, critical to powering simulations like wind tunnels, vehicle aerodynamics, tire performance, as well as fine tuning crucial design elements.
With Altair Grid Engine, the Aston Martin Cognizant Formula One engineering team’s overall work throughput is faster, the most urgent requirements and results are prioritised, and applications and resources are used efficiently.
Earlier this year, Altair acquired Flow Simulator from GE Aviation, which is an integrated flow, heat transfer, and combustion design software that enables mixed fidelity simulations to optimise machine and systems design. – May 7, 2021