More Energy Exploration Firms Turn to SGI Altix to Maximize Output From Oil and Gas Discoveries

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Silicon Graphics (NYSE: SGI) today announced that British Gas Exploration and Production India Ltd., (BGEPIL) and Instituto Venezolano del Petroleo SA (INTEVEP) have invested in SGI(R) Altix(R) servers and supercomputers to maximize production from some of the world’s largest deposits of oil and gas. The companies join other energy industry leaders including BP, Marathon Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, and Total in using scalable SGI Altix systems for their E&P business. Based on industry-standard 64-bit Linux(R) and Intel(R) Itanium(R) 2 processors, Altix systems are crucial in helping many of these companies gain a sharper understanding of oilfields located miles below the earth’s surface.
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