Converged Data Center Infrastructure
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Do you mean 

BP Invests $100Million in new Supercomputing Center in Houston

on ‎11-05-2013 11:55 AM

BP opened a computing center last Tuesday that is home to the world’slargest supercomputer for commercial research. The three-story, 110,000-square foot facility on BP’s west Houston campus houses over 5,400 HP ProLiant SL230s servers, leaving plenty of space for growth. HP and Intel helped develop the processing power at the center of BP’s five-year, $100 million investment.

Advanced computers have played a major role in the current oil boom, helping geophysicists find and analyze underground reserves faster and with more certainty, giving them clear pictures of underground areas that they couldn’t see before. The memory and hard disk capabilities of the center are substantial. In addition, the center implements advanced cooling methods that use 30 percent less energy than BP’s previous computing center.



Use these to demonstrate HP’s power to accelerate innovation at any scale for high performance computing customers in the energy industry.


About the Author


Leave a Comment

We encourage you to share your comments on this post. Comments are moderated and will be reviewed
and posted as promptly as possible during regular business hours

To ensure your comment is published, be sure to follow the Community Guidelines.

Be sure to enter a unique name. You can't reuse a name that's already in use.
Be sure to enter a unique email address. You can't reuse an email address that's already in use.
Type the characters you see in the picture above.Type the words you hear.
1-3 December 2015
Discover 2015 London
Discover 2015 in London, the ultimate showcase technology event for business and IT professionals to learn, connect, and grow.
Read more
November 2015
Software Online Expert Days
Join us online to talk directly with our Software experts.
Read more
View all