AMD EPYC Processors Deliver Competitive Computing Edge to Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Racing Team

AMD EPYC™ processors push boundaries in aerodynamic testing, cutting CFD workload time in half by delivering 20 percent improvement for eight-time Constructors’ Champions

SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) and the Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas For­mu­la One (F1) Team today show­ca­sed how AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors impro­ved aero­dy­na­mics tes­ting capa­ci­ty, con­tri­bu­ting to the Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas team win­ning its eighth Con­struc­tors’ Cham­pions­hip in the 2021 racing sea­son. By using AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, the team was able to achie­ve a 20 per­cent per­for­mance impro­ve­ment for com­pu­ta­tio­nal flu­id dyna­mics (CFD) workloads that were used to model and test aero­dy­na­mic flow of their F1 car.

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,” said, Dan McNa­ma­ra, seni­or vice pre­si­dent and gene­ral mana­ger, Ser­ver Busi­ness Unit, AMD. “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.”

By using AMD EPYC pro­ces­sors, the Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas F1 team is pushing the bounda­ries of what is pos­si­ble with CFD by deve­lo­ping ground­brea­king aero­dy­na­mics while deli­vering the pri­ce-per­for­mance requi­red to meet bud­get regu­la­ti­ons put in place by the Fédé­ra­ti­on Inter­na­tio­na­le de l’Au­to­mo­bi­le (FIA). Aero­dy­na­mics are some of the most com­plex, tech­ni­cal workloads among F1 teams and requi­re advan­ced pro­ces­sors and ser­vers to run the ana­ly­ses and bench­marks. Fur­ther­mo­re, the FIA has deve­lo­ped an intri­ca­te frame­work dic­ta­ting how much CFD per­for­mance and wind tun­nel time F1 teams are allo­wed to use, in an effort to avoid giving an unfair com­pe­ti­ti­ve advan­ta­ge to the teams with more resources.

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,” said Simon Wil­liams, Head of Aero Deve­lo­p­ment Soft­ware at Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas F1. “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.”

AMD and Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas For­mu­la One Team first announ­ced a mul­ti-year part­ners­hip in 2020, com­bi­ning the two com­pa­nies’ pas­si­on for extre­me per­for­mance. To learn more about the work AMD and Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas For­mu­la One Team have done, visit this link.

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About Mer­ce­des-AMG For­mu­la One Team
The Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas For­mu­la One Team is the works For­mu­la One Team of Mer­ce­des-Benz, com­pe­ting in the FIA For­mu­la One™ World Cham­pions­hip – the pin­na­cle of world motor­sport and the lar­gest annu­al spor­ting seri­es in the world. Based at two world-class tech­no­lo­gy cam­pu­ses in the UK, the team designs, deve­lo­ps, manu­fac­tures and races the race cars and Hybrid Power Units dri­ven by six-time World Cham­pion Lewis Hamil­ton and race-win­ning team-mate Valt­te­ri Bottas. For­mu­la One is a uni­que­ly deman­ding tech­ni­cal and human chal­len­ge, requi­ring the right alche­my of cut­ting-edge tech­no­lo­gies, high-per­for­mance manage­ment and eli­te team­work to deli­ver results at 22 Grands Prix around the glo­be in a race sea­son run­ning from March to Decem­ber. The Mer­ce­des-AMG Petro­nas For­mu­la One Team set new bench­marks for F1™ suc­cess on its way to win­ning the Con­struc­tors’ and Dri­vers’ World Cham­pions­hips in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. During tho­se six Cham­pions­hip-win­ning sea­sons, the team scored 89 wins, 179 podi­ums, 94 pole posi­ti­ons, 62 fas­test laps and 48 one-two finis­hes from 121 race starts.

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