Cray to deliver supercomputer and storage system to PGS

Offshore staff

SEATTLE - Cray Inc. has won a contract to provide Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) with a Cray XC40 supercomputer and a Cray Sonexion 2000 storage system.

The five-petaflop Cray supercomputer will be one of the largest systems the company has delivered to a commercial customer, and among the largest supercomputers deployed in the commercial sector.

The new Cray XC40 supercomputer and Sonexion storage system will provide PGS with the advanced computational capabilities necessary to run highly-complex seismic processing and imaging applications. These applications include imaging algorithms for the PGS Triton survey in the Gulf of Mexico. The new Cray systems are expected to be deployed in 2015.

Special features of the Cray XC40 supercomputer include: the Aries system interconnect; a Dragonfly network topology; optional DataWarp applications I/O flash SSD accelerator technology; cooling systems; Cray Linux Environment supporting a wide range of applications; Cray’s HPC programming; and the ability to handle a wide variety of processor types, including Intel Xeon processors, Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors, and NVIDIA Tesla GPU accelerators.



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