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Moonshot Highlights HPC’s Longshot

Apr 11, 2013 |

While Moonshot might be wooing the mobile and hosting camp, there is something more compelling here for HPC. This concept presents high-density, low-power servers with the ability to swap in accelerators, DSPs, GPUs, FPGAs to create an efficient heterogeneous platform that is tailored around specific workloads.

SGI Snatches Oil and Gas Giant with “Cool” Super

Mar 26, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/icex.jpg” alt=”” width=”94″ height=”83″ />European oil and gas giant, Total, has looked to SGI again to supply a super that meets their modeling and simulation needs–but that is focused on power and cooling. The result, based on the SGI ICE X, should pull a top ten ranking on this year’s Top 500 list–the most powerful commercial….

Supercomputing Crucial to Clean Energy Production

Feb 13, 2013 |

<img src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/NETL_HPCEE_supercomputer_150x.jpg” alt=”” width=”95″ height=”65″ />The Office of Fossil Energy’s National Energy Technology Laboratory is the proud owner of a brand new SGI supercomputer. Named High-Performance Computer for Energy and the Environment, or HPCEE for short, the 500 teraflops machine will help NETL scientists undertake a broad range of energy and environmental research, with a focus on coal, natural gas and oil.

BP Brings Petascale Computing to Oil and Gas Industry

Dec 12, 2012 |

<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/oil_rig_small.jpg” alt=”” width=”96″ height=”83″ />British multinational BP revealed it is building a new datacenter in Houston to house a 2-petaflop supercomputer. When installed in 2013, it will likely be the most powerful system deployed by a commercial entity, at least of the ones that have been publicly revealed. The upcoming petaflopper will support the company’s oil and gas exploration efforts and other research objectives.

Scale-out Storage for Oil and Gas Exploration

Nov 6, 2012 |

Successful oil and gas exploration today requires ever-faster upstream processing. To shorten the compute time needed to get actionable information, organizations need to reduce survey processing run times from months to weeks and be capable of scaling to handle the explosive data growth.

Short Takes

BP Opens New HPC Facility at Houston Headquarters

Oct 22, 2013 |

BP announced that it has opened a new facility in Houston, Texas, to house what it claims is the “world’s largest supercomputer for commercial research.” The Center for High-Performance Computing is part of BP’s five-year, $100 million investment in computing. The facility occupies a three-story, 110,000 square foot building at BP’s Westlake campus. Located at Read more…

Cray Targets Oil and Gas Sector’s Big Data Needs

Sep 25, 2013 |

Supercomputer-maker Cray is helping oil and gas companies benefit from the most-advanced reservoir modeling approach yet. Called Permanent Reservoir Monitoring, or PRM, the technique requires innovative data warehousing technology and data analysis techniques.

Ice-Repellant Materials One Step Closer

Sep 12, 2013 |

Scientists at GE Global Research are using the multi-petaflop Titan supercomputer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory to study the way that ice forms as water droplets come in contact with cold surfaces. They are working to develop “icephobic” materials that prevent ice formation and accumulation.

HPC Helps Power Industry React Quickly

Sep 4, 2013 |

GE’s Steve Pavlosky explains how high-performance computing technology helps users in the power industry, where changes happen very fast. Whether it’s changes in demand or a power failure, the control system has to be able to react very quickly.

Ford Taps ORNL to Boost Vehicle Airflow, Fuel Efficiency

Aug 19, 2013 |

Anybody who drives one of Ford’s recent vehicles spends a little less money on gasoline thanks to HPC work the carmaker undertook with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where more than one million processor hours were spent getting a handle on the complex fluid dynamics governing airflow under the hood.

Off the Wire

Digital Realty Partners with Nimbix to Deliver Cloud-Based Solution for Oil & Gas

Apr 8, 2014 |

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 8 – Digital Realty Trust, Inc., the global data center and colocation company, announced today that its Dallas and Houston facilities are housing and enabling an enterprise high-performance computing (HPC) cloud solution from Nimbix. The two companies have established this alliance to offer specialized HPC solutions to clients in the oil and gas industry. HPC cloud Read more…

OpenACC Sessions to be Offered at GPU Technology Conference

Mar 20, 2014 |

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20 – The OpenACC standards group announced today that over 20 OpenACC-related sessions will be offered at the upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC), on March 24-27, including talks from leading institutions like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and ETH Zurich from Switzerland. “OpenACC is gaining momentum and adoption,” said Duncan Poole, President Read more…

Dot Hill Storage Products to Support Oil & Gas Applications

Mar 19, 2014 |

LONGMONT, Colo., March 19 — Dot Hill Systems Corp., a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced it has developed a reference platform, in conjunction with Intel and Mellanox, to better support the industry-specific needs of geologists and geophysicists for exploration and production applications. Combining Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4524 and 4534 storage systems with Read more…

Dataflow Computing Highlights Great Britain’s Tech Prowess

Mar 13, 2014 |

March 13 — As the UK Technology sector cements its leading position in tech innovation worldwide, British firm Maxeler credits its growing success to the innovation of its dataflow engine technology. Dataflow is a highly novel compute concept where applications gain massive performance improvements and power efficiency by exploiting the inherent benefits of spatial programming. Read more…

IHPC and SMMI Launch Joint Lab

Mar 5, 2014 |

Singapore, March 5 – Building on the fruitful past decade of UK-Singapore cooperation in scientific research and development, A*STAR’s Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC) and the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI) officially launched a joint laboratory in Maritime and Offshore Engineering R&D today, to develop innovative technological solutions through modelling and simulation using high performance Read more…