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Saudi Aramco, STC launch Dammam 7 supercomputer

Saudi Aramco, STC launch Dammam 7 supercomputer
The supercomputer is named after the first oil well discovered in Saudi Arabia.
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Riyadh – Mubasher: The Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco) and the Saudi Telecom Company (stc) on Tuesday announced launching “Dammam 7”, a new supercomputer and one of the world’s 10 most powerful computers.

The supercomputer, which is named after the first oil well discovered in Saudi Arabia, presents new opportunities in the exploration and development field and enhances decision-making capabilities in the exploration and investment space, according to a press release.

The launch underlines an advanced step within Aramco’s digital transformation strategy, which includes an array of cutting-edge technologies that help reshape core operations, raise efficiency while bolstering the oil giant's leadership in geoscience.

The computer was developed in The Dhahran Techno Valley Holding Company (DTVC), in partnership with STC’s Solutions and Cray, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) subsidiary.

Dammam 7 has a 55.4 petaflops of peak computing power and can process and image the world’s biggest geophysical data.