August 31, 2000

Conoco deploys Linux-based supercomputer

Author: JT Smith

Energy conglomerate Conoco Inc. announced that it has built and deployed a huge Linux-based supercomputer to analyze massive amounts of seismic data gathered in the process of exploring for oil and gas. The new geophysical computer -- which Conoco said boasts enough storage capacity to house the complete U.S. Library of Congress -- was built entirely by an internal information technology and engineering team headed by Dr. Alan Huffman, manager of the company's Seismic Imaging Technology Center. The story is at ComputerWorld.


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