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Linux drives Renault Formula 1

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The Renault Formula 1 team is running simulations and crucial telemetry applications on Linux clusters from IBM, and it's pleased with the results.

The IT team behind the Renault Formula 1 team has dramatically cut the time it takes to test new features by using Linux, Renault said on Tuesday.

Christophe Verdier, the IT director for Renault F1, said in the past his team relied on physical mock-ups to test new features in the engine or chassis, but its current set-up — Linux on IBM eServer clusters — allows it to run simulations that have cut the analysis time by 90 percent. They use the Linux clusters to run various simulations, such as modelling the aerodynamic flow around the front or rear wing of the car.

The main reason for choosing Linux was performance rather than cost, according to Verdier.

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