LONDON: Cloud computing security, intellectual property protection and up to the minute data management systems are key to race success in the F1 world, according to Lotus F1 IT director Graeme Hackland.
Hackland (pictured) broke down the key IT challenges facing an F1 racing team during a keynote speech at IP Expo in London, on Wednesday, attended by V3.
Hackland highlighted big data as one of the biggest challenges facing an F1 team due to the enormous amounts of information that can be collected.
"Big data is one of the things everyone is talking about," said Hackland.
"In a race team we have lots of data, with 7,000 design drawings of the car in race one and up to 15,000 by the final race [...] Then during a race we get 15MB of data per lap and between 25GB and 50GB per race."
Hackland explained that the problem is that the data needs to be instantaneously available all over the world while remaining safe and secure.
"That data needs to be discoverable and usable all the way from an aerodynamics expert to manufacturing to the race," said Hackland.
"The big concern is we need the real time data on the track."
Hackland went on to explain that while the cloud could provide a potential answer to the F1 team's data challenges, it also came with its own set of troubles.
"Obviously there are concerns around security on the cloud," said Hackland.
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