To meet today’s insatiable energy deqmands, energy companies are relying on technology more than ever before. Advanced Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) applications and high performance computing systems are literally revolutionizing the way energy companies power the world.
Engineers in the oil and gas industry are using CAE simulations, such as computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and structural analysis applications to improve efficiencies for a variety of processes including drilling, soil mechanics, structural design, oil extraction, and oil flow.
Several CAE independent software vendors (ISVs) are leading the energy revolution with full-spectrum solutions that are used at every stage of the oil and gas production process.
Designers and engineers in the energy industries are directly benefiting from the recent advances in information technology hardware and software. Not only are simulation applications becoming more sophisticated, but also the hardware that executes these applications. Today’s compute servers are becoming more powerful, compact, and environmentally friendly.
The HP ProLiant BL2x220c blade servers and innovative c-Class BladeSystem enclosures can be deployed in a standard 42U rack and can house up to 1,024 processor cores and 4 TB of memory. This system uses Intel® Xeon® processors which employ sophisticated techniques to reduce heat and power requirements and allows the BL2x220c to provide extremely high performance in a compact and environmentally friendly system.