Today at the 2016 International Conference for High Performance Computing, Networking, Storage and Analysis (SC16), in Salt Lake City, Utah, SGI announced that Total’s SGI® ICE™ X supercomputer, “Pangea,” was recognized as the industry’s top commercial supercomputer on the prestigious TOP500 list. The TOP500 list ranked the SGI ICE X system as the highest performing commercial supercomputer with 6.71 petaflops (peak). The SGI ICE X is the 5th generation ICE system and powers many of the largest supercomputing environments in the world.
For over 10 years, Total has used high-performance computing (HPC) technologies from SGI to help efficient decision-making in the exploration of complex geological areas. Used by Total’s Seismic Imagery and Interpretation department, the SGI supercomputer is located at its Jean Feger Scientific and Technical Research Center in Pau, France. SGI solutions are designed to meet the complex and data-intensive challenges of the oil and gas industry.