With the 2020 FS Season cancelled, not only team members and cars are sitting idle. A lot of CAD workstations, CFD clusters and other powerful computing resources are idling away as well!
So FSA & FSAS* challange you, the teams, to a cloud computing challenge!
Many FSA & FSAS Members have contributed computing power to folding@home, a cloud distributed computing project focused on medical research. The project uses the power of your computers to help find cures for many diseases, including alzheimers, cancer and also the villain of the hour – COVID-19!
So put your computing power to good use and try to beat the score of Team Formula Student All Stars –> https://stats.foldingathome.org/team/246653 – or join us 😉
Find out how at https://foldingathome.org/
* Formula Student All Stars, a mythical FS Alumni Association shrouded in mystery
We are very sorry to announce that FSA 2020 will be cancelled, for two major reasons:
One: We don’t think it would be responsible to give any incentive to the students to continue to get together working on the cars. Also, the pandemic situation is very different for the individual competitors, giving major disadvantages to some.
Two: For us as well as teams with more elaborate travel plans it is currently impossible to foresee the situation in the coming weeks, let alone months, which would make major investments – financial and otherwise – stand on very brittle legs; a situation which we would like to avoid.
There will be a more thorough announcement by the end of the month (we still have to figure out the details and coordinate) but right now we can tell you two things:
- you can stop working and planning for FSA 2020
- we are working together with all the other European organizers to make sure the resources you put into the project so far are not lost.
PS: If you do not know what to do with all that engineering power – check out https://www.agorize.com/en/challenges/code-life-challenge and similar contests!
Your CFD Cluster is bored ? Join Folding@Home and fight disease with your computing power!
Due to the impact of measures against the spread of COVID-19, we would like to make the following announcement:
We are aware of the situation and understand the difficulties your team may face. The most important thing now is your own safety and the safety of all others around you. We ask you to follow the instructions and advice given by local authorities and the WHO. This means reducing your contacts to an absolute minimum even if you don’t show any symptoms. Building a Formula Student car is not an absolutely necessary thing to do!
It is too early to say if there will be any changes in the event planning of Formula Student Austria 2020. We would like to ask you to stick to the given deadlines and help us in ensuring a rapid review process and provide early feedback, for your educational experience. Currently, we grant the following exceptions regarding the upcoming deadlines:
For those teams that are currently affected and are unable to fully meet the IAD and SES upload deadline of 2020-03-20 13:00 CET:
IAD and SES uploads that are incomplete due to missing test data, will be accepted.
- Please include the timeframe of any suspended activities affecting your Formula Student team, and an estimate of when you think you can upload the updated and completed document (within the IAD on the second page and within the SES: tab “Version History”).
Beyond this, we will ensure and make all efforts to minimize the consequences for you and your team. Account for regular updates and keep yourself and us informed. If you have any questions after reading this announcement, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Take good care, kind regards,
The FSA Team
For your reference we compiled a deck with all the answers and a few stats for both classes.
Get it here: Answer Key 2020
Due to an oversight while compiling the competition handbook we forgot to change the split between the classes.
We’ve assigned 30 combustion slots and 28 electric slots.
The handbook is going to be changed in the next days.