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VNUNet: Williams F1 Gives Green Light to Linux

Oct 03, 2003, 16:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Peter Williams)

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"The BMW Williams Formula 1 (F1) team has dramatically improved its high-resolution aerodynamic modelling of team cars by introducing an HP Linux supercomputer cluster.

"The company, which currently lies second in this year's F1 Constructors' Championship, has added 'several hundred' HP ProLiant Intel-based servers to its Oxfordshire headquarters.

"Apart from driver skill, competitive advantage can be achieved through tyres, engine power, chassis and aerodynamics, with the latter the most difficult to control..."

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