BP builds world’s largest supercomputing complex for exploration applications

BP has started to build in Houston what it says will be the largest commercial supercomputing complex in the world.

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HOUSTON –BP has started to build in Houston what it says will be the largest commercial supercomputing complex in the world. The High-Performance Computing center is scheduled to open in mid-2013.

The HPC will be the worldwide hub for processing and managing geologic and seismic data across all of BP’s assets.

The HPC will be equipped with 67,000 CPUs and is expected to process data at a rate of as much as two petaflops. The total memory will be 536 terabytes and the disk space will total 23.5 petabytes.

In addition to enabling future growth, the new HPC center in Houston will also feature improved electrical and cooling systems that reduce power consumption by 30% over the current facility, as well as space for other BP technical support systems and offices.

12/07/2012

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