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AWS completes Computational Fluid Dynamics project with F1, enters deals with Klarna, Best Western

Monday 2 December 2019 | 17:57 CET | News

Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Formula One Group (Formula 1) completed a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) project to simulate the aerodynamics of cars while racing, carrying out detailed simulations that have resulted in the car design for the 2021 racing season. AWS also announced it was selected by Klarna as its preferred cloud provider and that Best Western Hotels & Resorts is moving its infrastructure to AWS.

CFD project

The project used over 1,150 compute cores to run detailed simulations comprising of over 550 million data points that model the impact of one car’s aerodynamic wake on another. Using the scalability of AWS, Formula 1 was able to reduce the average time to run simulations by 70 percent – from 60 hours down to 18. The project ran for six months using Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (Amazon EC2) c5n instances and delivered performance equivalent to that of a supercomputer, for a small fraction of the cost.

AWS, Klarna deal

Klarna is leveraging AWS’s scalability and security, as well as its portfolio of cloud services, to provide its teams with the ability to innovate at a faster pace while maintaining regulatory compliance and protecting customer data.

Klarna is leveraging AWS’s global infrastructure to increase redundancy and fault tolerance as it continues to scale its business, growing from a startup into a global company that supports 60 million customers across 170,000 merchants, in 17 countries. 

AWS, Best Western Hotels agreement

Best Western Hotels & Resorts is moving its infrastructure to AWS to automate processes and create new and more personalised experiences for travelers. Best Western Hotels & Resorts will migrate all of its business-critical applications to AWS including its hotel reservation system, customer reward platform, and global contact centres, with plans to complete the migration of these applications from its existing data centers by the end of 2020.

 



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Companies: Amazon
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