December 12, 2000
Shell will use Linux supercomputer for oil quest
Author: JT Smith
"Linux, the free computer operating system, is expected to win another high profile victory on Tuesday when Anglo-Dutch oil company Royal Dutch/Shell (RD.AS) will announce it is going to install the world's largest Linux supercomputer. Shell's Exploration & Production unit will use the supercomputer, consisting of 1,024 IBM X-Series servers, to run seismic and other geophysical applications in its search for more oil and gas." From a Reuters report on Yahoo.