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ComputerWorld: Linux gushes savings for oil giant [Amerada Hess]

May 04, 1999, 09:47 (11 Talkback[s])
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"Switch from IBM saves Hess nearly $2M"

"Saddled with low oil prices and a need to cut costs, global oil giant Amerada Hess Corp. is saving millions of dollars by replacing a costly IBM supercomputer with high-end parallel clusters running Linux, the free Unix variant that some CIOs still regard as a wild card."

"A 32-node Linux cluster, called a Beowulf supercomputer, lets the company render detailed 3-D images of the seafloor from terabytes of data."

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