HPC: Eni’s Super Explorer

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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.

Innovation

Access to the secrets of High Performance Computing accompanies the six-legged dog around the world and forms the basis of the company’s success in exploration.

Innovation

  • The supercomputer Hpc

    The supercomputer that makes an ultrasound scan of the rock

    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.

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Low consumption, high performance

Performance and technology

High Performance

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.

The start-up of the new HPC3 supercomputer and the next comer HPC4 will enable Eni to deploy the most advanced and sophisticated proprietary codes developed by our research for the E&P activities. These technologies will provide Eni with unprecedented accuracy and resolution in seismic imaging, geological modelling and reservoir dynamic simulation, allowing us to further accelerate overall cycle times in the upstream process and to sustain the E&P performances.

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.

Characteristics of the HPC

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