FREMONT, Calif., March 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SGI (Nasdaq:SGI), the trusted leader in technical computing, today announced that Total has selected the SGI® ICE™ X High Performance Computing (HPC) system as the platform for its new supercomputer named "Pangea." Pangea provides the necessary data processing power for the identification of oil and gas reserves below the Earth's surface. The massive amount of data the system generates is managed by the SGI InfiniteStorage ecosystem and the SGI DMF tiered storage virtualization solution. Pangea is the largest commercial HPC system in the world 1, giving Total's in-house engineers and geologists an extremely powerful tool to enable the application of analytical and numerical models that support the development of three dimensional visualizations of underground geological formations, key to identifying potential deposits of oil and gas and to determining optimal extraction methods.
Total Selects Petascale Class SGI Compute And Storage Solution For Oil And Gas Exploration
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