Formula One: Manor enter the cloud

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Manor Racing is partnering with San Francisco based Rescale as a key technology provider for its 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship challenge.

Manor Racing will use Rescale’s cloud high performance computing (HPC) platform to enable trackside simulation on a whole new scale for the team. Working in tandem with Manor Racing’s existing race strategy simulation software, the Rescale cloud HPC platform will enable its engineers to evaluate thousands of simulations and strategies, placing the team at the cutting edge of innovative decision-making during a Grand Prix weekend.

The whole process is executed from a laptop web browser by Rescale’s hugely scalable cloud infrastructure and computer environment.

Dave Ryan, Racing Director:

“We’re aiming for steady progress up the grid in the seasons ahead and our new partnership with Rescale is key to helping us engineer that transformation. It’s all about optimisation and the areas of mathematical modelling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can help provide rapid growth and constant evolution. Evaluating results in real-time using Rescale’s cloud HPC platform gives us a real breakthrough in our simulation capabilities, and without adding weight to our trackside infrastructure.”

The Rescale team have quickly understood the complexity of Formula 1 racing, where every thousandth of a second counts.

Rescale CEO Joris Poort:

“Using the Rescale platform requires zero IT footprint trackside. With just a laptop and an internet connection, Manor Racing has a global computer platform at their fingertips to provide a strong competitive edge in simulation. By using Rescale’s cloud HPC during the race in real-time, the engineer is provided with an equivalent of a semi-truck full of computers, instantly deployed from their laptop. Putting in place a physical high performance compute cluster would have cost millions of dollars in upfront capital investment.”

Joris calls the partnership between Rescale and Manor Racing a perfect match. “The cloud market is moving at the speed of Formula 1. We are continually challenging ourselves to enable our customers to achieve better results faster by leveraging and deploying the latest technologies in computing hardware and simulation software to the industry leaders. We are now doing this with Manor Racing and not only deploying cutting edge technology, but also technology that delivers direct and tangible results through the sport. It’s very exciting for all of us.”

About Rescale

Rescale is the world’s leading cloud platform provider of simulation software and high performance computing (HPC) solutions. Rescale’s platform solutions are deployed securely and seamlessly to enterprises via a web-based application environment powered by preeminent simulation software providers and backed by the largest commercially available HPC infrastructure. Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Rescale’s customers include global Fortune 500 companies in the aerospace, automotive, life sciences, marine, consumer products, and energy sectors.

For more information on Rescale products and services, visit www.rescale.com

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