Ace Computers, one of the leading supercomputer builders and custom HPC specialists in the U.S., is expanding its high performance computer footprint in the Oil & Gas Industry. This is the next logical step as the company continues to increase overall HPC market share.
Ace Computers’ CEO John Samborski said, “We have a strong reputation for building high-powered computing resources for some of the world’s largest organizations. Many of our partners, such as Supermicro and Ciphertex, have been in the oil and gas space for a while now. It just makes sense for us to collaborate toward building the best possible HPC products at a cost-competitive price point.” According to Samborski, HPC selection criteria for the oil and gas industry include:
Scalability: does the solution, including storage, incorporate the ability to expand?
Is the cluster optimized for I/O and throughput; cooling, and energy efficiency?
Does the solution include powerful and energy-efficient, multi-core CPUs/GPUs?
Does the solution include optimized onboard co-processors capable of appreciably accelerating computation?
Is the solution both reliable and flexible?
With more than 30 years of experience designing powerful, scalable computers for leading energy suppliers, Ace Computers understands the Oil & Gas Industry—including the imperative to reduce risks and maximize results during the exploration process. In order to make that happen, this industry needs to process more data than nearly all other sectors; consider that one large exploration project will typically process a petabyte (1 million gigabytes) or more of data. This means that using ever more powerful HPCs is essential.
Ace Computers’ HPCs aggregate, process, and interpret enormous volumes of data from surveys, simulations, historical geological sources, and more. The result is efficient, accurate, and actionable information.
According to the recent IDC survey: HPC Market Update, HPC Trends in the Oil/Gas Sector: the following are what HPC buyers in the Oil and Gas Industry are looking for in an HPC provider:
A stellar reputation and deep experience in HPCs
The ability to understand and the motivation to incorporate client needs
A superior cost to performance ratio and a competitive total cost of ownership
A strong product offering backed by quality service and a comprehensive maintenance agreement
“These are all areas where Ace Computers shines,” Samborski said. “One of the aspects that the IDC survey didn’t touch upon was ease of use, but we know that is extremely important for most organizations so we build easy to deploy solutions that are designed for maximum usability.”
About Ace Computers
Ace Computers is a Woman-Owned Small Business custom technology systems manufacturer and reseller for the commercial sector as well as the public sector. Channel partners include Intel, Supermicro, Ciphertex, NVIDIA, Mellanox, and Samsung among others. It has been an industry leader since 1983. In addition to some of the finest research facilities in the U.S., long-term clients include the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S. Department of Defense. In addition to our Greater Chicago headquarters, Ace Computers has locations in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Arizona, and Virginia. To contact Ace Computers, call 1-877-223-2667 or 1-847-952-6900 or visit http://www.acecomputers.com/TopProducts.asp.