AMD EPIC processors provide a competitive advantage in computing to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 racing team

The AMD and Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One (F1) team today showed how AMD EPYC processors have improved aerodynamic testing capacity, contributing to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team winning its eighth design championship in the 2021 racing season. managed to achieve a performance improvement of 20 percent for the computer load fluid dynamics (CFD) workloads used to model and test the aerodynamic flow of their F1 cars.

“We are proud to partner with current constructors’ champions, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, which is at the forefront of racing and technology,” said Dan McNamara, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Server Business Unit, AMD. “For F1 teams, having the most efficient computer analysis of aerodynamics can mean the difference between winning and losing a race. With AMD EPYC processors, the Mercedes-AMG F1 team can replicate vehicle design faster and more efficiently than their previous system. ”

Using AMD EPYC processors, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 team pushes the boundaries of what is possible with CFDs by developing revolutionary aerodynamics while delivering the prices and performance needed to meet budget regulations set by the International Automobile Federation (FIA). Aerodynamics is one of the most complex technical tasks among F1 teams and requires advanced processors and servers to perform analyzes and measurements. Moreover, the FIA ​​has developed an intricate framework that dictates how much CFD performance and wind tunnel time can be used by F1 teams, in an effort to avoid giving unfair competitive advantage to multi-resource teams.

“AMD EPYC processors offer us a platform that delivers day-to-day aerodynamic performance at the highest possible level, while meeting our goal of a faster turnaround for design iteration,” said Simon Williams, Head of Aero Development Software at Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1. “Incredibly, we achieved a 20 percent performance improvement over our previous system which halved our CFD working hours. This is a big step compared to the previous gain of one or two percent that we have seen with previous systems.

AMD and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team have for the first time announced a multi-year partnership in 2020, combining the two companies ’passion for extreme performance.

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