How high performance computing could make Marussia F1 champion


IT is a member of the F1 team

Source:  Jennifer Scott

The team of CSC employees need to set up what is essentially a sophisticated local area network connected back to the huge supercomputer in headquarters and able to withstand the elements, with races moving from sandstorms to snow every two weeks.

“We need 100% availability,” said F1 legend Pat Symonds, now technical consultant for Marussia F1. Symonds was previously Michael Schumacher’s race engineer and the executive director of engineering for Renault.

“You can’t ask Bernie Eccelston to hold a race for five minutes because a server has gone down.”

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