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BW: Amerada Hess Chooses Red Hat for Supercomputing Cluster

Jan 23, 2000, 05:24 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Red Hat, Inc. (NASDAQ:RHAT) today announced that Amerada Hess (NYSE:AHC) has chosen Red Hat Linux to run a supercomputing cluster in its Exploration Department. The cluster of 128 workstations running on the Red Hat Linux operating system replaces a leased supercomputer--and saves Amerada Hess more than $2 million.

"Amerada Hess' Exploration Department uses 3-D modeling to find geologic structures in hard-to-reach offshore areas that might have oil or gas. The cluster of Linux workstations performs mathematical functions for these mission-critical exploration activities. The Red Hat Linux operating system was an attractive option due to its remote administration capabilities and the freedom to modify the cluster as needed with complete access to the source code."

"Amerada Hess also uses the Red Hat operating system on pre-configured Dell servers for 2-D Geophysical Modeling, IBM 3590 Tape Access, Web, NFS and Database applications. The company plans to continue using Red Hat systems as they purchase new servers and supercomputing stations..."

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