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Silicon.com: Amerada Hess opts for Linux-driven workstations

Jan 24, 2000, 15:44 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dominic Maher)

"Oil company Amerada Hess has said it can save itself $2m by replacing its leased supercomputer with a cluster running Red Hat Linux."

"The open source operating system will be deployed on 128 workstations running the department's 3D-modelling system, which is used by the exploration department to find possible oil-bearing features...."

"Gary Evans, partner at KPMG, said: "Oil companies are forever looking to new technologies to assist in exploration."

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