Red Bull Announce Platform Computing Expansion Agreement
March 10, 2011
Formula One’s Red Bull Racing has announced its second extension of an agreement in as many days after renewing with FXDD, revealing that Platform Computing has expanded its partnership with the team for the 2011 season.
Red Bull Racing and Platform Computing will continue to work together to implement solutions which benefit Red Bull Racing’s computation fluid dynamics (CFD) and design groups.
As part of the new agreement, Red Bull Racing will be using additional Platform Computing products, including Platform LSF, Platform Process Manager and Platform ISF, which help streamline and automate Red Bull Racing’s complex analyses.
The Platform Computing brand will also be visible on the side of the RB7 for the 2011 season.
Specialising in software solutions for High Performance Computing (HPC) environments, Platform’s software is designed to increase productivity without the need for additional investment in hardware and infrastructure.
Team Principal Christian Horner stated: “The announcement that Platform Computing will continue as a Red Bull Racing Innovation Partner in 2011 is good news for the whole team. Formula One is at the forefront of technology and keeping pace with your rivals in the face of rapid and constant development is key to a successful season. Platform Computing’s association with Red Bull Racing has been an integral part of our development and we’re delighted they will partner us again this year.”
Christoph Reichert, Vice President HPC EMEA, Platform Computing added: “Red Bull consistently pushes the envelope when it comes to how its Formula One team approaches racing and winning on the Grand Prix circuit, as well as with how the team uses technology to develop state-of-the-art race cars. We’re excited to be extending our longstanding partnership with Red Bull Racing both on the sponsorship side and through Red Bull Racing’s continued adoption of Platform Computing’s products to support their computing infrastructure and process design simulations in a faster, more efficient manner. We look forward to our continued relationship as Red Bull Racing looks to adopt new technologies that push their designs and race cars even further toward the finish line.”