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October 30, 2008

High Performance Computing Puts Ferrari in Pole Position in Formula One Stakes

Gordon Smith

On a sunny mid-week day in October, the racetrack at the Ferrari headquarters at Maranello in Italy is empty save for the occasional hum of a familiar red sports car being put through its paces. Today, the real activity is away from the track. The Formula One team is making its way to China for the next race, while in Italy, the firm is announcing a technical collaboration with Microsoft in high-performance computing (HPC).

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