With the ever-competitive Formula 1 getting stiffer by the seconds as well as adhering to the rules and regulations to be imposed in 2014, Lotus F1 Team and EMC Corporation made an announcement that represents the most significant change in recent Formula 1 racing history.
Lotus F1 Team and EMC have partnered to create the information technology backbone necessary to underpin the Team’s aspirations for a World Championship in 2015. To achieve this goal, Lotus F1 Team must optimize its resources to face the challenges presented by the new 2014 Formula 1 regulations; the most radical design changes since the introduction of the composite monocoque.
In addition to car design changes, a complex network of more than 200 sensors can generate in excess of 25 megabytes of data per lap for each car. In a sport where hundredths of a second mark the difference between the winner and the rest of the pack, the ability to collect, make readily available in a cloud-like manner and quickly analyze these massive amounts of information has emerged as a key competitive differentiator.
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