Brazil’s Petrobras announces inauguration of most powerful supercomputer in Latin America

The new supercomputer will bring the company's current processing capacity from 42 to 63 petaflops and will be used for the processing of geophysical and geological data

Brazilian petroleum giant Petrobras, Latin Amerian largest oil company, has announced the upcoming inauguration of its new Rio de Janeiro-located supercomputer, Pegasus (aka Pegaso).

With 21 petaflops of power, 678 TB of RAM memory, 2016 GPUs, and a 400gb/s internet link, Pegasus will be the most powerful supercomputer in Latin America and among the top 10 in the world.

Construction of the system is underway. Based in the Vargem Grande neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, operations at the facility are expected to . . .

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