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Computer Business Review: Trek Helps Armstrong on the Tour with Linux-Opteron Workstations

Jul 26, 2005, 16:45 (1 Talkback[s])

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"You don't win the Tour de France by riding a bike that normal people acquire at a bike shop. You have custom-made aerodynamic machines, and in the case of Armstrong, his bikes are made by Trek Bicycle Corp, which is based in Waterloo, Wisconsin.

"Trek had been using some white box Opteron-based workstations, running both Windows and Linux, to design their bikes. The computer-aided design programs Trek uses are Alias Wavefront and SolidWorks Studio, which run on Windows; and the company also uses computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis programs to test the aerodynamic properties of the bike and rider after the design is done..."

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