Jordan Grand Prix Limited has recently implemented a Dassault Systems CATIA® V5 design solution running on the latest generation of PC workstations under Microsoft Windows®, with AMD FireGL™ workstation graphics accelerators from AMD Technologies Inc.
Dr James Henderson, Head of IT at Jordan, is responsible for the provision of Jordan’s entire IT architecture, infrastructure and services. He says, “F1 racing is incredibly rich in information. At Jordan, our challenge is to ensure that we use technology and computers to bring that richness into play to get more from engine, tyres, chassis and driver.” He adds, “In the relentless annual cycle of Formula 1, we cannot and will not be compromised on the two most important factors: performance and reliability. It is not difficult to make things go fast, whether a racing car or a network or a CAD workstation. The difficult thing is to make them go fast, reliably.” He adds, “The right choice of 3D workstation graphics accelerator is fundamental in this respect.”