IBM has announced that General Motors has selected a supercomputing infrastructure based on IBM pSeries 690 servers to power the company’s vehicle design applications.

IBM says the infrastructure – which will contain multiple systems, including what is claimed to be the auto industry’s most powerful supercomputer – will increase GM’s supercomputing muscle by a factor of four, helping the company further improve vehicle development processes.

The infrastructure has a combined processing power of 4 trillion calculations per second.

“IBM p690 systems allow us to try scenarios on the computer that would be impossible to perform using traditional prototypes,” said Kirk Gutmann, Global Develop Product Information Officer, General Motors. “Designing our next generation automobiles on IBM p690 helps us improve decision-making, speed cycle times, and ultimately, stay ahead of the competition.”

IBM says that by using IBM p690, researchers can gather data without setting up as many physical tests. The IBM infrastructure will run sophisticated crash simulations and will also run software that performs a variety of analyses to ensure a vehicle’s structural integrity and quality.

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IBM adds that by using this software, researchers can design vehicles with reduced noise and vibration.