AMD together with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 racing team showed how the AMD EPYC processors improved aerodynamics testing capacity.
This increase in capacity contributed to the Mercedes-AMG Petronas team by helping them win their 8th Constructors’ Championship during the 2021 racing season.
In addition, the team achieved a 20% performance improvement for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) workloads that were used to demonstrate and test the aerodynamic flow of their F1 car with AMD’s EPYC processors.
“We are proud to partner with the reigning Constructors’ Champions, the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team, operating at the cutting edge of racing and technology. For F1 teams, having the most effective computational analysis of aerodynamics can mean the difference between winning and losing a race. With AMD EPYC processors, the Mercedes-AMG F1 team can iterate on vehicle design faster and more efficiently than their previous system.”
Dan McNamara, AMD Senior Vice President and General Manager, Server Business Unit
To run the analyses and benchmarks of aerodynamic tests, which are some of the most complex technical workloads among F1 teams, require advanced processors and servers.
“AMD EPYC processors offer us a platform that delivers aerodynamic performance day after day at the highest possible level while meeting our goal of faster turnaround time for design iteration. Incredibly, we gained a 20 percent performance improvement over our previous system which has cut our CFD workload time in half. This is a big step compared to the past one or two percent gains seen with previous systems.”
Simon Williams, Head of Aero Development Software at Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1