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Linux Speeds Design of Improved Audis
Linux Speeds Design of Improved Audis

The next car you buy might be safer and stronger, thanks to Linux! Audi is using a Linux Networx Evolocity II (E2) MAGMASOFT cluster to simulate components for the new Audi Space Framefor future car models. The E2 MAGMASOFT system has helped speed simulations from two weeks to two days - a 10x improvement compared to the RISC-based system Audi was using previously.

The E2 MAGMASOFT cluster system combines MAGMASOFT, a metal casting simulation and visualization software that provides a better understanding of mold filling, solidification and mechanical properties, with the computing power of a Linux Networx cluster for fast, accurate results. Linux Networx and MAGMA formed a strategic partnership to design the pre-integrated cluster system, offering a significant decrease in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulation time.

To help Audi researchers gauge the effectiveness of a Linux Networx solution for their needs, Linux Networx ran one of the largest MAGMA datasets ever on a cluster system. The benchmark tests were performed at the Linux Networx German Solutions Center located at Fraunhofer-ITWM – the leading research institute for industrial mathematics in Europe.

Audi is able to achieve simulation results of the filling and solidification process for parts of the Audi Space Frame, a high-strength, low-weight aluminum frame built for greater safety and performance. Mechanical properties of the Audi Space Frame are then mapped onto a crash model for safety and strength assessment. Through this procedure, Audi is able to optimize the casting process to produce parts for future car models.

Linux clustering is a method of linking multiple computers together to form a unified and more powerful system. The Audi E2 MAGMASOFT system includes 34 Intel Xeon processors, Clusterworx software and the ICE Box appliance from Linux Networx for enhanced cluster management capabilities.

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