wesley123 wrote: JohnsonsEvilTwin wrote:
ESPImperium wrote: The MVR-03 was designed for the first part of its early life in the new (former) Wirth Research CFD facility that was the most powerful untill Renault updatad theirs a few months back.
Arent all sims and computer models limited to how powerful they can be?
No, an better supercomputer of course can generate better results because more information can be inserted. Of course tihs is still dependant of the software running on these supercomputers. But the point is -> more computing power -> better outcoming results. Then I dont take software errors etc. in caution.
The upgrade that Wirth did was to eliveate the ammount of bottle-necks that he had in his hardware, the lower ammount of hardware bottlenecks you have the more efficent your stuff works. Whilst he was lowering the bottle-necks he also upgraded his memory and his processors to high efficency memory and processors. This is where he found his extra 60% plus computing power that made his system the best in F1.
The thing is that the ammount of calculations that Virgin can do with it is now drastically lower due to them using a wind tunnel as they FIA have a equivelency formula that is like this: 45% CFD/30% Tunnel/20% Simulator (If they have one)5% Straightline Testing. Virgin are pretty much on that like mots of the teams out there now, however theese figures can be adjusted to the ammount of straightline days you do as a days straightline can be traded for a days full scale in the tunnel or so many extra calculations in CFD.
Many teams are now upgrading their facilities every 2 years on average with continual improvement in CFD software ongoing, whitch is the next grey area, and the RRA is in focus at present with the alleged Red Bull overspend. One thing that has been talked about is allocating credits for CFD usage, Tunnel usage and Straight-line and Simulator usage, however id like to see straigtline days changed for testing days arround a full track twice a year with all teams attending one three day test or a couple two day tests with young drivers on board.
But i think the RRA will be sorted out and clarified within the next 6 to 8 months whitch will make interesting reading if it ever sees the cold light of day for all to read in a totally transparent manner.