BMW-Sauber unveil new supercomputer

Posted: December 14, 2006 by Neeraj in aerodynamics, BMW Sauber, Dr Mario Theissen, Formula-One, Intel, Team Chief, Teams

As reported on autosport.com

BMW Sauber

BMW-Sauber Motorsport director Mario Theissen unveiled ‘Albert 2’ at the team’s Hinwil factory today as he revealed the team were going their own route in opting away from traditional wind tunnel use. “Having two wind tunnels makes no sense to us. We want to be at the top of CFD and in order to be there we need a strong tool. With Albert 2 we have what we need to become the top in aerodynamics.” Dr Theissen said.

The Intel-powered computer is five times more powerful that its predecessor Albert, and is three times faster. Albert 2 can make 12,288,000,000,000 calculations per second. This is the equivalent of more than one million people multiplying two numbers every three seconds for an entire year.

WOW!! Some cracking numbers here !! No doubts super computers are the way of the future & cost effective as well.

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Comments
  1. Abel Lopez, Jr. says:

    I am still laughing at what supercomputer designed the “nose” on BMW-Saubers’ car that looked like a walrus. lol.

  2. BOB BMW M3 says:

    thank you for that
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