San Francisco, CA — Manor Racing is partnering with San Francisco-based Rescale as a key technology provider for its 2016 FIA Formula 1 World Championship challenge and will use Rescale’s cloud high performance computing (HPC) platform to enable trackside simulation on a whole new scale for the team. Working in tandem with Manor Racing’s existing race strategy simulation software, the Rescale cloud HPC platform will enable its engineers to evaluate thousands of simulations and strategies, placing the team to be at the cutting edge of innovative decision making during a Grand Prix weekend.
The whole process is executed from a laptop Web browser by Rescale’s massively scalable cloud infrastructure and computer environment.
Racing Director Dave Ryan said, “We’re aiming for steady progress up the grid in the seasons ahead, and our new partnership with Rescale is key to helping us engineer that transformation. It’s all about optimization and the areas of mathematical modelling and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) can help provide rapid growth and constant evolution. Evaluating results in real-time using Rescale’s cloud HPC platform gives us a real breakthrough in our simulation capabilities, and without adding weight to our trackside infrastructure.”
The Rescale team have quickly understood the complexity of Formula 1 racing, where every thousandth of a second counts.
“Using the Rescale platform requires zero IT footprint trackside. With just a laptop and an Internet connection, Manor Racing has a global computer platform at their fingertips to provide a strong competitive edge in simulation. By using Rescale’s cloud HPC during the race in real-time, the engineer is provided with an equivalent of a semi-truck full of computers, instantly deployed from their laptop. Putting in place a physical high performance compute cluster would have cost millions of dollars in upfront capital investment,” Rescale CEO Joris Poort said.
Joris calls the partnership between Rescale and Manor Racing a perfect match. “The cloud market is moving at the speed of Formula 1. We are continually challenging ourselves to enable our customers to achieve better results faster by leveraging and deploying the latest technologies in computing hardware and simulation software to the industry leaders. We are now doing this with Manor Racing and not only deploying cutting edge technology, but also technology that delivers direct and tangible results through the sport. It’s very exciting for all of us.”
Rescale is a cloud platform provider of simulation software and high performance computing (HPC) solutions. Rescale’s platform solutions are deployed securely to enterprises via a Web-based application environment powered by simulation software providers and backed by the largest commercially available HPC infrastructure
About Manor Racing
Manor Racing is small but is aiming to fight big in 2016. The team has new blood alongside Manor Racing’s loyal pros. All drawn to a love of Formula 1’s original essence. Formula One is the sum of countless components — mechanical and mental. It requires mental agility — swift problem solving. It requires mental strength — battling past challenges and disappointments. For Manor Racing, it is about meticulous attention to detail, eking out every single opportunity to close every single gap. Car and driver, factory and team. All spurred by imagining what might just be possible. It has partnered Mercedes-Benz for race power and Williams for transmission. New owners are putting Manor Racing back on track — literally and figuratively.