PGS Adds Second Cray Super to Houston Mega Center

October 17, 2016

"We're gonna need a bigger supercomputer" is what Norwegian oil and gas company Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) must have said to Cray ahead of working with the iconic supercomputer maker to expand its seismic processing capability by a full 50 percent. And it's not like PGS didn't already have a big supercomputer. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Seismic Explorers Set Exascale Course

September 23, 2014

In a recent blog post, Cray Senior Practice Leader Geert Wenes argues that "a perfect storm in seismic processing requirements" is ensuring that the oil and Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

BP Brings Petascale Computing to Oil and Gas Industry

December 12, 2012

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. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Maxeler Carves High-End Niche with HPC Acceleration Business

March 10, 2011

Acceleration technology is all the rage these days in high performance computing. With the emergence of GPGPUs into the mainstream, a whole new sub-industry has coalesced around acceleration solutions based on the latest GPUs. Maxeler Technologies, however, has made a nice living delivering FPGA acceleration to a rather elite customer base. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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