Completed in 2004, the McLaren Technology Center serves as the group headquarters and reflects the company's design and engineering expertise. The main frame of the building, developed in part with the company’s own technology, contains over 5,000 tons of steelwork.
The artificial lake is not just ornamental. Used to cool the building and the wind tunnel, it is pumped via a natural filtration system of reed beds and a cleansing biotope through to the building’s heat exchangers.
The last slide is very interesting. I have learned that a race car requires quite a number of MCUs. What I didn't know is McLaren would have their own electronics and component manufacturing. Given so, I assume they have their R&D in control and algorithm development.
A very interesting article! Thanks Anne-Francoise.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.