"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."
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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
. 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."
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