ROUND ROCK, Texas, Nov. 7, 2005 —In support of Paradigm’s commitment to maintaining the operational excellence of its seismic data processing center, Paradigm™ has invested in an efficient high-performance computing cluster of 280 Dell PowerEdge™ servers.
As a global provider of petroleum geoscience technologies to the oil and gas exploration and production industry, Paradigm will use Dell’s highly scalable, standards-based computing cluster – comprised of Dell PowerEdge 1850 servers with dual-core Intel® Xeon® processors – to help reduce seismic processing job completion time and increase job capacity; which is critical to rapidly identifying, modeling and analyzing oil and gas reservoirs around the world.
“We chose Dell servers for our high-performance compute cluster because they can enable us to double the CPU horsepower in our compute center and reduce our power consumption, footprint and system interaction, without having to increase data center space,” said Matt Brzostowski, Paradigm’s vice president of Integrated Services. “Dell and Intel are increasingly important partners in our business efficiency efforts. This cluster can enable us to deliver faster seismic data processing than would have been possible only one year ago.”
To facilitate integration and management of the supercomputing system, Paradigm will also use Dell Services to rack, stack and ship the cluster to the company’s Houston compute center.
“Dell is committed to simplifying advanced computing with standards-based systems, software and services that are highly available, scalable, easy to deploy and easy to manage,” said Reza Rooholamini, director of Dell’s Enterprise Solutions Engineering. “As a result, Paradigm can harness the supercomputing power of the Dell PowerEdge cluster quickly and easily so they can focus on maximizing productivity and imaging accuracy.”
Paradigm is a leading provider of geoscience software and consulting services that accelerates prospect generation and reservoir exploitation for the oil and gas E&P industry worldwide. The company has a global network of sales, service and user support, with 25 offices in 22 countries, serving all major oil and gas producing provinces in the world. Paradigm's advanced set of Software Solutions and Integrated Services for prospect generation and evaluation supports every stage in the oil and gas E&P process, from Data Processing and Imaging; through advanced Visualization, Interpretation and Earth Modeling; to Reservoir Characterization and Petrophysics; up to Well Planning and Drilling. These solutions are supported by the Epos Data Management and Interoperability integration framework. For more information, visit http://www.paradigmgeo.com
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