1386 — Statoil mines seismic data with computing cluster from Dell, Intel and Scali

Jul 26, 2004 | Conteúdos Em Ingles

The Norwegian oil company, Statoil, has chosen Dell and Scali to deliver a standards-based, high-performance computing cluster (HPCC) based on Intel architecture to process seismic data in the company’s search for new petroleum resources. Statoil expects to have it operational later this year.

Arild Halsetronning, Project Manager at Statoil, explained that this decision was made after a thorough evaluation, with reliability, performance and service as the three most important criteria.

By the terms of this contract, a total of 512 Dell PowerEdge 1750 servers will be linked together and form the largest supercomputing cluster in Norway. The HPCC will be install at Statoil’s Stavanger offices, by Dell, Intel and Scali. In parallel, Statoil will also deploy two Dell/EMC CX700 arrays in a storage area network attached to the cluster that will have a capacity of up to 40 TB of data storage.

The Company will use HPCC initially to process seismic data from the Norwegian continental shelf, and later to identify other oil and gas fields around the world.


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