Dell Powers McLaren Race Teams

Posted By Christopher Ramirez on December 09, 2019 09:31 am | Permalink
ROUND ROCK, TX - The Manufacturing & AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) sector has always been about creating safer, stronger, more efficient and more cost-effective products. How do leaders in this industry continue to raise their already high bars? They constantly transform their engineering workflows with the most powerful technology tools so they can develop better designs faster.

Dell's most powerful 15-inch mobile workstation, the Dell Precision 7540, is available with up to an Nvidia Quadro RTX 5000 graphics card option. The combination of the power and thermal design of the Precision 7540 with the world's first ray-tracing GPU means that technical professionals can tackle intensive design and visualization workloads with ease.

At Autodesk University in November, Dell Technologies, Nvidia and HTC specialists were on hand to offer advice and share demonstrations of the latest solutions for the sector.

Dell Technologies' customers include some of the world's leading manufacturing and engineering companies, and at Autodesk University, we spotlighted our work with the McLaren Group. The Dell partnership is helping McLaren bring innovation to the forefront as fast as their race cars. Every decision made at the IT level has a direct impact on drivers on the track. The faster McLaren can design and bring components from the lab, the more success they have on the track.

Dell Technologies helps McLaren design, prototype, and develop race car systems more rapidly and efficiently, and deploy complex simulation tools so their drivers and teams know exactly what to expect on race day. McLaren is in a race not just on the track, but also off the circuit as car designs are constantly changing.

The McLaren Formula 1 team and the new McLaren Arrow SP Indycar team rely on Dell Precision workstations during the car development process, using them to help bring their designs to life. The workstations have also helped to adapt McLaren's design workflow by powering VR and 3D CAD visions where full clay models would have been built historically. By digitizing a significant portion of the prototyping process, McLaren engineers can make tweaks almost instantly, helping them to perfect their cars more quickly, saving valuable resources and money.

The roll-out of Dell Precision mobile workstations across the organization also means that team members have been able to access vital projects on the go, without sacrificing the processing power needed to fuel-intensive workloads.

At Autodesk University, visitors could check out the stunning McLaren 720S and get a fully-loaded VR experience in the driver's seat. We also had an exclusive demo of Autodesk VRED 3D visualization and virtual prototyping software which taps into Nvidia RTX technology for GPU raytracing and AI-powered acceleration to perform accurate realtime rendering. The demo was be powered by a Dell Precision 7820 tower workstation loaded with two Nvidia Quadro RTX 6000 cards and an HTC Vive Pro Eye headset.