Red Bull teams up with IBM

Behind all the glamour and excitement, Formula One is a sport of hard science, high-tech innovation and relentless development. Staying on top of that game requires some powerful development tools, and a robust IT infrastructure to run and manage them.

Red Bull Racing is today delighted to announce a renewed agreement to team with IBM Spectrum Computing for a further four years, until 2020. The Team uses IBM Spectrum solutions to manage the data used in the design and development of their 2016 challenger, the RB12. The newly extended Innovation Partner relationship is marked with IBM Spectrum Computing branding on-car and around the garage.

The team uses IBM Spectrum software to automate mission-critical development processes running on the factory’s High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, enabling more efficient and effective use of the resource. Key to this is workload scheduler IBM Spectrum LSF, which acts like a project manager for this data, and IBM Spectrum Scale™, a software-defined-storage tool designed to simplify and control large volumes of data.

The renewed agreement will also add IBM’s Spectrum Protect™ functionality to the team’s IT arsenal; providing backup capability to secure the large volumes of data generated every day in the factory – and every weekend at the race track.

Matt Cadieux, Chief Information Officer, Red Bull Racing, said: “We’re delighted to have the continued support of IBM, who have already helped us see significant gains in productivity in the way we use our HPC resource. Their scheduling and storage tools have become a key element in managing our work flow and maximize our data handling."

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