Today SGI announced that PETRONAS in Malaysia has procured an SGI ICE X system to accelerate its research and development in subsurface imaging. Accelerated by GPUs, the 150 Teraflop system will provide PETRONAS with the ability to reduce the time needed to analyze voluminous quantities of seismic data with much more precise images of the subsurface. This is made possible by greater computing power, speed and storage capacity.
SGI is deeply aware of the increasingly complex challenges oil and gas companies are facing as they move into more remote and difficult environments to find and extract oil.” said Jorge Titinger, president and CEO, SGI. “SGI is uniquely positioned in the industry to support the compute-intensive simulations needed for oil and gas companies to remain competitive today. We are looking forward to continuing our work with PETRONAS as the company evolves and grows its high performance computing requirements.”
Established in 1974, PETRONAS is Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational company. It is ranked among the largest corporations on Fortune Global 500, PETRONAS’ integrated value chain spans from exploration to marketing, logistics to technological infrastructures, with operations in over 50 countries around the world.