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Petroleum Geo-Services Purchases a Cray XC40 Supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 Storage System

Due to the enormous computational demands of image processing in the petroleum industry, it has become a significant market for supercomputer manufacturers (see “The Use of Supercomputers in the Oil and Gas Industry“). Petroleum Geo-Services announced that it is purchasing … Continue reading

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From Bloomberg: North America to Drown in Oil as Mexico Ends Monopoly

This is outstanding news for everyone. Pemex, the Mexican state run oil company, has neither the ability to raise capital or recruit the expertise to exploit Mexico’s vast petroleum resources. Pemex and the Mexican government have finally acknowledged this and … Continue reading

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An Example of the Importance of Technological Innovation

All too often, many people equate technological innovation with consumer goods such as smart phones, tablets, gaming graphics, etc. While these are certainly important aspects of the impact of new technologies, the focus on consumer goods misses the real hot … Continue reading

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The Use of Supercomputers in the Oil and Gas Industry

BP just announced the opening of a new supercomputing center to aid in the discovery and extraction of petroleum. Here are some highlights from the press release. ‘The Center for High-Performance Computing, located at BP’s US headquarters in Houston, will … Continue reading

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