Škoda Auto, a Mladá Boleslav-based automaker, launched two "supertechnologies". While the first one - a supercomputer - can process up to two billions of operations per second and is supposed to be the most powerful company computer in the Czech Republic, the second one - an ultracapacitor device - can ensure that robots work nonstop even during a power failure.
The new supercomputer has two computer clusters, a group of computers that work closely together. The performance of the computer is 67 billion times higher than the performance of the first mainframe server in a car manufacturer. As for the second invention, the technology is designed to completely prevent breakdowns of the robotic line due to a short-term drop in the voltage of the electric power. Ultracapacitor can activate in full tens of milliseconds to overcome the short-term voltage drop and it can also effectively reduces financial losses and negative environmental impacts. According to the company, this is the very first industrial installation of this technology in Europe.
Škoda Auto is the largest Czech company, supplying about 1.25 million cars to the world market every year. It operates three production plants in the Czech Republic, producing in China, Russia, Slovakia, Algeria and India, cooperating with local partners and being active on more than 100 markets.