BP Rolls Out the Worlds Most Powerful Commercial HPC System

Energy giant will use the new 9PB supercomputer to search for oil

The energy company BP has announced that it has more than doubled the total computing power of its Center for High Performance Computing (CHPC) in Houston, Texas. The upgraded system uses Intel Knights Landing processors and Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s Apollo system to achieve speeds of up to 9 petaFLOPS. According to BP, the newly upgraded system is the world’s most powerful supercomputer for commercial research.

BP will use the system to analyze seismic data to support oil exploration.