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TG Daily at the NASCAR Allstate 400

Meet NASCAR's $750,000 tech truck: The fancy paint work hides state of the art computer technology that provides the backbone for the timing and scoring of NASCAR races. Join us for a walk through the "technology center" and see how computers and other te

Meet NASCAR’s $750,000 tech truck : The fancy paint work hides state of the art computer technology that provides the backbone for the timing and scoring of NASCAR races. Join us for a walk through the "technology center" and see how computers and other te

The heart of the truck: NASCAR uses five Hewlett-Packard BL25p server blades. Two racks provide a total of 32U space. Single-core 2.8 GHz Opteron processors with 2 GB of memory run NASCAR's Timegear software; dual-core 2.4 GHz Opterons with 4 GB of memory

The heart of the truck : NASCAR uses five Hewlett-Packard BL25p server blades. Two racks provide a total of 32U space. Single-core 2.8 GHz Opteron processors with 2 GB of memory run NASCAR’s Timegear software ; dual-core 2.4 GHz Opterons with 4 GB of memory

The space constraints of the trailer require a reliable cooling solution consisting of sophisticated airflow that includes climatized air pockets as well as an air-conditioning unit that is capable of cooling 24,000 BTUs per hour.

The space constraints of the trailer require a reliable cooling solution consisting of sophisticated airflow that includes climatized air pockets as well as an air-conditioning unit that is capable of cooling 24,000 BTUs per hour.

The operation center of the truck: A single operator handles multiple Turion 64-based notebooks and tracks timing and scoring. LCDs display timing and scoring - including the Freeze-of-Field feature, which was introduced to NASCAR in 2004, in real time.

The operation center of the truck : A single operator handles multiple Turion 64-based notebooks and tracks timing and scoring. LCDs display timing and scoring - including the Freeze-of-Field feature, which was introduced to NASCAR in 2004, in real time.

Drawers reveal more client computing power such as these Hewlett-Packard workstations.

Drawers reveal more client computing power such as these Hewlett-Packard workstations.

AMD assisted NASCAR in designing the layout of the truck, established business connections with system builders such as IT and provided technologies.

AMD assisted NASCAR in designing the layout of the truck, established business connections with system builders such as IT and provided technologies.

The layout is kept extremely flexible to allow quick changes - for example there are double walls that provide engineers with easy access to cabling and allow for a simple installation of new cables.

The layout is kept extremely flexible to allow quick changes - for example there are double walls that provide engineers with easy access to cabling and allow for a simple installation of new cables.

NASCAR uses RFID-like transmitters, installed in NASCAR race cars to collect timing and scoring information. The transmitters have a range of six to ten feet and send information to 22 receivers installed into the Indianapolis race track, which forward th

NASCAR uses RFID-like transmitters, installed in NASCAR race cars to collect timing and scoring information. The transmitters have a range of six to ten feet and send information to 22 receivers installed into the Indianapolis race track, which forward th

A secret compartment that is accessible from the outside of the truck reveals the network interface that connects the track with the truck: The two cables on the top left provide the data feed from the track. According to NASCAR officials, the network has

A secret compartment that is accessible from the outside of the truck reveals the network interface that connects the track with the truck : The two cables on the top left provide the data feed from the track. According to NASCAR officials, the network has

Real time data collection enables the operator inside the truck to keep an exact record of the position of every car - and enable the freeze of the field software. Let's have a closer look...

Real time data collection enables the operator inside the truck to keep an exact record of the position of every car - and enable the freeze of the field software. Let’s have a closer look...

The Brickyard has 22 transmitters installed into the track. This screen indicates if and how those transmitters are working.

The Brickyard has 22 transmitters installed into the track. This screen indicates if and how those transmitters are working.

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