29/03/2016 - Press release
Total's Supercomputer now the Industry’s Most Powerful Worldwide
Extract from the press release.
Paris, March 29, 2016 – Total's supercomputer Pangea recently boosted its computing power from 2.3 to 6.7 petaflops1, the equivalent of more than 80,000 laptops combined. Its storage capacity has also been increased, to 26 petabytes2 — the equivalent of 6 million DVDs. With this upgrade, Pangea is the No. 1 Computer in the Industry and among the top 10 most powerful computers, public or private, worldwide in the TOP500 ranking.
Pangea is a decision-support tool used for exploration and field management. The reasons for investing in the latest IT technologies in the market are to:
- Improve the accuracy of subsurface imaging.
- Optimize the development and production of Total’s fields.
- Save time, by shortening the duration of studies.
Learn more by accessing the press release on total.com.
1 A petaflop is a quadrillion (thousand trillion) floating point operations ("flops") per second
2 A petabyte is a million gigabytes of data.