|7 July 2016|

Formula One’s Red Bull Racing team and IBM have announced they are to continue working together 

Red Bull Racing will team up with IBM Spectrum Computing for a further four years, until 2020. The team uses IBM Spectrum solutions to manage the data used in the design and development of their 2016 challenger, the RB 12. The newly extended Innovation Partner relationship is marked with IBM Spectrum Computing branding on-car and around the garage.

The team uses IBM Spectrum software to automate mission-critical development processes running on the factory’s High Performance Computing (HPC) cluster, enabling a smarter and more efficient use of the resource.

The renewed agreement will also add IBM’s Spectrum Protect™functionality to the team’s IT arsenal; providing backup capability to secure the large volumes of data generated every day in the factory – and every weekend at the race track.

Matt Cadieux, Chief Information Officer, Red Bull Racing, said: “We’re delighted to have the continued support of IBM, who have already helped us see significant gains in productivity in the way we use our HPC resource. Their scheduling and storage tools have become a key element in managing our work flow and maximise our data handling.”