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Saudi Aramco and stc announced the launch of Dammam 7, a top 10-ranked supercomputer

At 55.4 petaflops of peak performance, Dammam 7 is among the top 10 most powerful supercomputers in the world.

Saudi Aramco and stc announced the launch of Dammam 7, a top 10-ranked supercomputer

Saudi Aramco and and Saudi Telecom Company (stc) announced the launch of Dammam 7.
The supercomputer presents new opportunities in both exploration and development and enhances Aramco’s decision-making on exploration and investment decisions.

This is the next step in Aramco’s digital transformation. Saudi Aramco CEO, Amin Nasser, said:
  • The Dammam 7 supercomputer will help us with breakthroughs as part of our long term 《Discovery and Recovery》strategy in our Upstream business
  • This technology that processes complex data faster will enable new discoveries and enhanced recoveries
  • Dammam 7 is another step in our plan to invest in the right technology that drives production efficiency and resilience
The machine was developed in partnership with Solutions, a subsidiary of STC and Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise unit.
Dammam 7 has 55.4 petaflops of peak computing power, allowing it to process and image the world’s largest geophysical datasets.

The Dammam 7 supercomputer, named after the 1st oil well discovered in 1938 in Saudi Arabia, will push beyond the traditional boundaries of exploration and production through cutting edge technology.

Detailed 3D models will also help the company work out how to exploit known oil reserves in a safer and faster way, reducing the barrier to entry for further oil extraction.

Source : Neftegaz.RU