BWT Racing Point F1 Team Case Study

  • Remote Working
  • Multiple Devices
  • Security
  • Cloud
  • VDI
  • High Graphical Data

Background

Every milli-second counts in Formula 1TM – not just on the track but at every stage of the car’s life from design inception to the last race of the season.

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BWT logo on formula one racing car

It’s all about achieving the ultimate edge over the competition. Design teams must continually improve the cars performance:

  • To create performance enhancing components
  • To constantly refine and fine-tune
  • To upgrade and replace parts
  • To produce as many design iterations as possible
  • To achieve aerodynamic enhancements

A creative and bespoke approach is applied to every opportunity. Collaboration with aspirational clients, engaged communities and ambitious design teams is key to harnessing the passion, knowledge and expertise required to evolve powerful yet pragmatic solutions.

The Problem

Design-to-launch workflow is time-consuming in the motor industry. It takes up valuable development time and engineer resource.

Racing Point use Dassault Systèmes Catia v5 for projects.
To improve performance they introduced Dassault Systèmes 3D experience platform – Catia v6 because:

  • Parts design and analysis can be done in a virtual environment
  • Design data can be re-used
  • Engineers can focus on innovation
  • Designs move directly from pencil sketches to CAD
  • Development times reduce
close up shot of a computer motherboard

Running Catia v5 and v6 simultaneously was crucial in maintaining current project success. Racing Point’s migration from Windows 7 to Windows 10 at the time added further complexity to the programme.

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ebb3 is the official supplier of BWT racing formula one team

“We knew we needed a service provider with the expertise to bring together the right combination of new technologies which would pave the way for our digital transformation. It was crucial that our existing platform was uninterrupted during the rollout and through consultation with ebb3, we knew we were in safe hands.”

– Bill Peters, Chief of IT, Racing Point

The Solution

Working closely with Racing Point, ebb3 captured their needs to design the optimum digital workspace solution. Built on a completely new Windows 10 desktop infrastructure, the new virtual desktop allows Catia v5 and Catia v6 to be run side by side on existing workstation computers.

  • Cisco’s HyperFlex All-flash hyperconverged platform was selected for its scalability and power.
  • NVIDIA Tesla data centre graphics cards with NVIDA GRID GPU were used to enable 3D application delivery.
  • Citrix workspace technology provided the supporting infrastructure.

How we helped

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Unified User Experience

  • Engineers can access Catia v6 wherever they are, on any device
  • 3D graphics enhance the user experience

Enables Business Competitiveness

  • Scalability is built-in so the solution grows with Racing Point demands
  • Performance and processing power increased to support user demands

Cost Effective, Secure & Simple

  • Future needs are supported without disruption to current operations
  • The “as-a-service” solution includes ongoing monitoring and support

Solution Components

  • Cisco HyperFlex HX240c M5 All Flash Node (Version 3.5)
  • Cisco UCS Fabric Interconnect 6632
  • NVIDA Tesla P40 Graphics Cards with NVIDIA GRID 8.0
  • VMware vSphere v6.7
  • Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops 7 1903

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