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Business is a race. Accelerate it with HPC.

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Competition is fierce with the expanding global nature of business. Much like Formula One racing–the pinnacle of motorsports–agility, repeatable and reliable performance is crucial to win. Formula One is a microcosm of business with design, construction, prototyping and racing all compressed into very tight timelines. Like most businesses, there are constraints dictated by budget and regulations imposed by the Formula One ruling organizations.

Delivering optimal compute power and storage

High-performance computing (HPC) plays a pivotal role in delivering the compute power and storage capacity needed to maintain a place in this evolving competitive world. Whether the product that you designed is rolling down the track at 300 kilometers per hour, flying through the air carrying passengers to a holiday destination or powering apps on your smartphone, HPC is used in their design and delivery.

Get power out of your HPC engine

Businesses are always trying to pass up the competition, and to do so they need to get the most power out of their HPC engines. Similarly, Formula One limits the amount of compute capacity that can be used to design cars, so teams must get the best performance out of their limited computing resources. In both cases, intelligent resource management is the key needed to get the maximum performance out of limited HPC infrastructure.

Using data to win the race

In all cases a huge amount of data is collected and used to gain that competitive edge. Data is collected from everywhere today: telemetry from aircraft prototype testing and from Formula One cars on race day. Collecting, processing and storing these massive volumes of data not only requires a lot of compute power: huge reliable filesystems are also needed to store and manage it. Instead of wasting time and compute cycles moving data around, organizations are maximizing the utilization of their resources by adopting a data-centric approach to HPC and data management. Minimizing data movement with staging and caching and taking advantage of intelligent resource management delivers the HPC advantages needed to win the race to market. Learn more about the data-centric approach.

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