HPC3 is coming, Eni’s new super explorer
The new super computer HPC3, High Performance Computing, at our Green Data centre in Ferrera Erbognone is imminent. HPC3, that will support all of teh company’s Exploration & Production activities, is an intermediate step towards the upcoming HPC4, expected to be ready in early 2018. With HPC4 we aim to overcome the barrier of a10 petaFLOPS in computing capacity.
Our HPC system is based on the most powerful supercomputer used for oil and gas production in Europe. Thanks to this technology we will be able to increase the capacity of hydrocarbon recovery. Fewer wells, lower environmental impact.Read more
HPC3, together with the co-existing HPC2 system, will provide Eni with a sustained 5.8 PetaFLOPS, and 8.4 PetaFLOPS of peak computing capacity.HPC3 records a remarkable energy efficiency consumption of 3.66 gigaFLOPS/Watt.
Eni CEO, Claudio Descalzi
The Green Data Centre in Ferrera Erbognone (Pavia) houses Eni’s central computer systems both for IT management and oil and gas applications. The inauguration of the Green Data Centre was an ideal opportunity to renew and reinforce Eni’s entire HPC environment.