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Total Selects Petascale Class SGI Compute And Storage Solution For Oil And Gas Exploration

"Total is recognized as being at the forefront of oil and gas exploration technology and we are proud to be a part of a continuing legacy that will help the company deliver sustainable production growth in the future," said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI. "This is another proof point of SGI's ability to deliver the differentiated compute and storage technologies that truly solve Big Data challenges."

Take a virtual tour of SGI ICE X and its innovative cooling technology.

About Total's Pangea Supercomputer

Pangea is based at Total's Jean Feger Scientific and Computing Centre (CSTJF) in southwest France. It is a 2.3 PFlop system based on the Intel® Xeon® E5-2670 processor that consists of 110,592 cores and contains 442 terabytes of memory built on SGI ICE X, the world's fastest distributed memory supercomputer 2. The data management solution for seven petabytes of storage includes SGI InfiniteStorage™ 17000 disk arrays, SGI DMF tiered storage virtualization and a Lustre file system integrated by SGI professional services.

"HPC has become central to competitiveness in a wide range of industries, none more than in energy exploration," said Dr. Rajeeb Hazra, Intel VP GM Technical Computing Group. "The Intel Xeon processors in the SGI ICE X HPC system drives the performance that is imperative to that competitiveness. We are excited to be a part of such an important system for energy exploration."

About SGI

SGI, the trusted leader in technical computing, is focused on helping customers solve their most demanding business and technology challenges. Visit sgi.com for more information.

Connect with SGI on Twitter (@sgi_corp), YouTube (youtube.com/sgicorp), Facebook (facebook.com/sgiglobal) and LinkedIn.

Contact Information: Ogilvy Public Relations: Meghan Fintland 415-677-2704 SGImedia@ogilvy.com

Elvis Moyo +44 (0)20 7309 1212 SGImedia@ogilvy.com

© 2013 Silicon Graphics International Corp. SGI, SGI ICE and the SGI logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Silicon Graphics International Corp or its subsidiaries in the United States and/or other countries. Intel and Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders.

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