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High speed vendors

Jack Loo | Sept. 22, 2010
With the Singapore leg of the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) Formula One World Championship coming up this weekend, will be looking at the impact of technology on Formula One (F1) racing. In the first of an ongoing series, Jack Loo looks at some of the world's leading software vendors as they partner the F1 teams.

Lenovo technology also needs to support the environmental mandate of Vodafone McLaren Mercedes and Formula 1. Whereas the sluggish machine that the McLaren team used to run, say, a typical Sun Ultra 45 (UNIX) workstation would consume 1 kilowatt, a Lenovo ThinkStation S20 only consumes 78 watts. Lower energy consumption translates into a lower energy bill and reduced demand on the air conditioning systems, which also translates into lower energy costs and a reduction in carbon emissions.


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