ITP.net: Volvo Goes the Linux Way
Nov 26, 2002, 14:30 (13 Talkback[s])
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"Volvo Cars has finally decided to tread the open-source path.
The Swedish automobile manufacturer has signed a deal with IBM,
whereby, the latter will provide it with a new Linux-based cluster
of Intellistation workstation computers that will enable it to
virtualise its design processes. The new solution will enable Volvo
Cars to switch the majority of its product development systems from
physical testing procedures to computer-based simulations that
will, in turn, reduce operation costs.
"The Linux cluster is an addition to the company's existing UNIX
environment and is already delivering around twice the performance
for CFD (computational flow dynamics) simulations. 'We're delighted
that Linux is being used for commercial productions and not just
for pilots and training,' commented Torbjörn Johansson, CTO,