February 18, 2010

To Build a Better Bobsled

Todd R. Weiss

IBM supercomputing technology is helping a US Olympic Team build a faster bobsled.

During the 2010 Winter Olympics, the three U.S. bobsled teams will be competing in the bobsleigh event  with their fastest-ever four-man bobsled. One of the U.S. crews, Team Night Train, 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.

Full story at PCWorld

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