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Submission + - super computer w/ 1000 TB of main memory

An anonymous reader writes: This is for processing seismic data by doing the numerical equivalent of a 3D hologram to create an image. The datasets are many TB each. This system is designed to hold several copies of the entire dataset in main memory while it calculates the wavefield at microsecond intervals from the previous wavefields (aka RTM, reverse time migration).

http://www.bp.com/en/global/corporate/press/press-releases/bp-opens-new-facility-houston-largest-supercomputer.html
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super computer w/ 1000 TB of main memory

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