Pierce89 wrote:raymondu999 wrote:Don't the computers have a set amount of performance which they are allowed to use under the RRA? Measured in FLOPS I believe.
It's a balance between 60(possibly reduced to 40) hrs of windtunnel time vs 60 teraflops of cfd per week. I'm not sure if 1 hr WT time is directly exchangeable for 1 teraflop of cfd, but it is a weekly balance of the two.
Presume you mean 60 teraflops on average over a week, since 'flops' is a rate (floating-point operations per second) - and 60 tera-operations over a week is actually a very small number of calculations (consider that your typical desktop PC can do about 50mflops, which itself is 30 tera-operations per week).
Either way, 60 teraflops is an extremely stingy allocation to a formula one team.