DETROIT – The Chrysler Group has stepped up its crash testing 20%, while reducing cost 40%, with the help of a strategic partner. The auto maker has enlisted computing giant IBM for technology to perform impact simulations during vehicle development, the partners announce at Convergence 2002 here. Key is a Linux cluster of commercial-grade computers, also known as workstations, built by IBM. It allows the auto maker to speed its simulated crash tests by 20% over previously ...

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