IBM Supercomputer Used for Crash Simulations and Virtual Product Development at Volvo

Apr 06, 2005

Today, IBM announced that it has been selected by Volvo Car Corporation to build a powerful supercomputer to perform critical automobile crash simulations. IBM will provide both hardware and services to help increase the "design-for-safety" approach.

The new system includes more than 150 IBM eServer 325s with AMD Opteron Processors. When combined with Volvo's existing eServer xSeries 335 and eServer pSeries 655 HPC (High Performance Computing) platform, it is expected to become one of the automotive industry's fastest Linux clusters (based on Top500.org) and will serve as the backbone to the mission-critical automobile production to determine vehicle simulation testing efforts. This new infrastructure allows engineers to collaborate on a worldwide platform to maintain their high-safety standards.

"We are very excited to be working with Volvo Cars and see this as a great milestone in our mission to deepen our relationships in the automotive industry," said David Turek, vice president, Deep Computing, IBM. "The power and precision of our systems, coupled with our deep automotive industry expertise, makes us a perfect choice for the Volvo Car Corporation as it further continues to position itself as a world-wide leader in safety, meet customer demand, adjust to market forces and continue growth."

In 2002, Volvo Cars announced the first Linux cluster from IBM in the automotive industry. The new HPC environment assisted Volvo in advancing automotive design and innovation -- bringing the company to the forefront of the industry.

Explore further: Want to save energy? Fly the environmentally friendly skies

Related Stories

Ears, grips and fists take on mobile phone user ID

2 hours ago

A research project has been under way to explore a biometric authentication system dubbed Bodyprint, with interesting test results. Bodyprint has been designed to detect users' biometric features using the ...

More than 2,200 confirmed dead in Nepal earthquake

2 hours ago

A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left more than 2,200 people dead.

Magnitude 6.7 aftershock hits Nepal, causes panic

3 hours ago

A powerful aftershock shook Nepal on Sunday, making buildings sway and sending panicked Kathmandu residents running into the streets a day after a massive earthquake left at least 1,900 people dead.

Nepal quake: Nearly 1,400 dead, Everest shaken (Update)

13 hours ago

Tens of thousands of people were spending the night in the open under a chilly and thunderous sky after a powerful earthquake devastated Nepal on Saturday, killing nearly 1,400, collapsing modern houses and ...

Russian hackers read Obama emails, report says

13 hours ago

Emails to and from President Barack Obama were read by Russian hackers last year in a breach of the White House's unclassified computer system, The New York Times said Saturday.

Recommended for you

Startup marries digital, physical worlds

1 hour ago

A startup business that wants to link the realm of physical objects to the digital world of the Internet is basing its future on low-cost, highly engineered, one-of-a-kind plastic stamps.

User comments : 0

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.