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The Inquirer: Saudi Aramco uses Intel, Red Hat Linux in Huge CPU Cluster

Dec 13, 2002, 03:00 (13 Talkback[s])

"Intel in the UK said that the biggest oil producer in the world, Saudi Aramco, has ported its seismic data processing to 900 dual Pentium III 1.4GHz CPUs running Red Hat Linux 7.2, using IBM dual servers. And IBM is expected to win more business for the cluster, which will grow to a cluster of 2,000 dual systems by the end of the year, said Intel.

"The Saudi Arabian national oil company oversees a quarter of the world's oil reserves, said Intel, and collects seismic data for analysis using computer intensive software called Prestack Time Migration to make 2D and 3D images of oil and gas reserves..."

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