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[san-tech][02102] 米ボブスレーは IBM HPCクラウド

Date: Sat, 20 Feb 2010 00:30:44 +0900
US Bobsledチームが IBM の HPCクラウドを活用してそりを設計したそうです:

"To Build a Better Bobsled", Feb 18, 2010

Learn how supercomputers helped construct a faster bobsled for
the 2010 U.S. Olympic Team.

 "uses powerful IBM supercomputers along with specialized fluid dynamics
  software from Exa Corporation to run computerized simulations that
  shave valuable tenths and hundredths of a second off Night Train's
  times." (1 of 12)

 "Last month, Team Night Train won the first World Cup title for the
  United States in 17 years largely due to the huge aerodynamic gains
  made possible by high-performance computing and complex simulations."
  (4 of 12)

 "they use on an as-needed, on-demand basis via IBM's high-performance
  cloud network. The network consists of a cluster of 384 IBM System
  x3550 and x3450 blade servers, each with 8GB of RAM--all amounting
  to more than 19 teraflops  of computing power at its peak."
 "Each image like the one shown here takes about 8 hours for the software
  to generate." (5 of 12)

Exa Corporation
とのことです (日本の株式会社 エクサさんとは関係ありません)。

USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation
Bobsleigh : Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics

"Top 5 Olympic Sites for Following the Games", Feb 13, 2010

Date: Sun, 14 Mar 2010 22:37:05 +0900


"HPC Powers Bobsled Team to Olympic Gold",  March 09, 2010

  "For the first time in 62 years, the four-man Olympics bobsled team
   from the US captured the gold medal, setting a course world record
   in the process. The winning bobsled, piloted by Steve Holcomb and
   his winning Night Train crew, had some state-of-the-art engineering
   behind it, including CFD software from Exa Corporation."

"Bobsleigh: Holcomb's USA 1 win's four-man gold", Feb 27, 2010

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