The main processing hall in Petroleum Geo-Services' Weybridge-based megacentre is geared towards high-performance computing scale jobs, crunching data gathered by an ocean-going fleet of seismic survey vessels.
The PGS datacentre sits at the top of a family of 21 processing centres distributed across the world, with two other megacentres in Houston, Texas and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Inside the PGS megacentre in Weybridge. Photo credit: Jack Clark
|Facility||Main processing hall in Petroleum Geo-Services' Weybridge megacentre|
|Power usage effectiveness (PUE)||1.127|
|Size||5,737 square feet|
|KW per rack||Capacity up to 20KW. The high density racks average out to 15KW.|
|Cooling||Ecofris air-cooling solution. Direct expansion cooling used for less than 100 hours per year. 24°C threshold.|
|Hardware||Predominantly HPC-geared 1U servers |
|Compute capacity||Roughly equivalent to 40,000 Intel Pentium 4 2.4GHz processors|
|IT power||700KW currently used, expandable up to to 1.8MW |
Want to know more about PGS's 'lunatic fringe' computing? Read the ZDNet UK's datacentre tour diary.