Advancing Technology: Center for High-Performance Computing

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Tour of the Supercomputer Facility

Located in Houston, BP’s state-of-the-art Center for High-Performance Computing (CHPC) is equipped with over 3.8 petaflops of processing speed, making it the world's largest supercomputer for commercial research. A key tool in supporting BP's core oil and natural-gas business, it serves as a worldwide hub for processing and managing geophysical data from across BP's global portfolio.

Increased computing power, speed and storage reduces the time needed to analyze large amounts of seismic data and enables more detailed in-house modeling of deeply buried rock formations before drilling begins. The CHPC also allows for safer and more efficient management of complex reservoirs during production, and it opens up new possibilities for research into other important aspects of BP’s business activities. 

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