China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation Deploys Panasas ActiveStor Parallel Storage Clusters to Improve Seismic Analysis

All Three of China's Top Oil Production Companies Now Utilize Panasas

Storage Clusters



May 16, 2007, 01:00 ET from Panasas, Inc.

    FREMONT, Calif., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasas, Inc., the leader in
 parallel clustered storage solutions for the High Performance Computing
 (HPC) market, today announced that China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
 (Sinopec), China's leading petroleum and natural gas producer, has chosen
 ActiveStor Parallel Storage Clusters for seismic information processing.
 The addition of Sinopec serves as milestone for the company as all three of
 China's largest oil and gas exploration and production companies,
 PetroChina, China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) and Sinopec, are
 now utilizing Panasas' high performance parallel storage solutions.
     "Sinopec has been impressed by the performance, simple installation
 process, and overall ease-of-use of the Panasas storage solutions," said
 Zhang Xin, a senior engineer at Sinopec's Zhongyuan oil field and senior
 researcher for oil field prospecting. "Compared to the formerly deployed
 NAS and SAN storage systems, the Panasas storage clusters provide the ease
 of installation, simplicity of management, and savings in IT overhead
 costs, that allow us to focus on critical seismic analysis."
     Sinopec uses the Panasas Parallel Storage Cluster to analyze and
 process seismic information as it prospects for oil and natural gas in the
 Shengli and Zhonguyuen oil fields in eastern China. The Shengli field is
 the second largest source of oil in China accounting for one-fifth of the
 country's production. To satisfy the increasing performance needs of the
 seismic data, Sinopec deployed Linux clusters to meet the increasing demand
 of seismic data processing and analysis. To date, Sinopec has deployed 80
 terabytes of Panasas parallel storage. This installation is supported by
 Panasas' partner in China, ModernTech, which is based in Hong Kong.
     "Sinopec's choice of Panasas parallel storage systems is another
 testament of our performance, scalability, and technology leadership. We
 are dedicated to building the most cost-effective and most reliable storage
 systems for commercial HPC customers," said Victor Perez, Panasas chief
 executive officer. "We are committed to technology leadership in parallel
 file systems and will continue to innovate with our object-based parallel
 clustered storage solutions."
     About Panasas
     Panasas, Inc., the global leader in parallel storage solutions, helps
 commercial, government and academic organizations accelerate their time to
 results leading to real world breakthroughs that improve people's lives.
 Panasas' high-performance storage systems enable customers to maximize the
 benefits of Linux clusters by eliminating the storage bottleneck created by
 legacy network storage technologies. The Panasas ActiveStor Parallel
 Storage Clusters, in conjunction with the ActiveScale(R) Operating
 Environment and PanFS(TM) parallel file system, offer the most
 comprehensive portfolio of storage solutions for High Performance Computing
 (HPC) environments. Panasas is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. with
 research and development facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Minneapolis,
 Minn. For more information, please visit www.panasas.com.
 
 

SOURCE Panasas, Inc.
    FREMONT, Calif., May 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasas, Inc., the leader in
 parallel clustered storage solutions for the High Performance Computing
 (HPC) market, today announced that China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation
 (Sinopec), China's leading petroleum and natural gas producer, has chosen
 ActiveStor Parallel Storage Clusters for seismic information processing.
 The addition of Sinopec serves as milestone for the company as all three of
 China's largest oil and gas exploration and production companies,
 PetroChina, China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) and Sinopec, are
 now utilizing Panasas' high performance parallel storage solutions.
     "Sinopec has been impressed by the performance, simple installation
 process, and overall ease-of-use of the Panasas storage solutions," said
 Zhang Xin, a senior engineer at Sinopec's Zhongyuan oil field and senior
 researcher for oil field prospecting. "Compared to the formerly deployed
 NAS and SAN storage systems, the Panasas storage clusters provide the ease
 of installation, simplicity of management, and savings in IT overhead
 costs, that allow us to focus on critical seismic analysis."
     Sinopec uses the Panasas Parallel Storage Cluster to analyze and
 process seismic information as it prospects for oil and natural gas in the
 Shengli and Zhonguyuen oil fields in eastern China. The Shengli field is
 the second largest source of oil in China accounting for one-fifth of the
 country's production. To satisfy the increasing performance needs of the
 seismic data, Sinopec deployed Linux clusters to meet the increasing demand
 of seismic data processing and analysis. To date, Sinopec has deployed 80
 terabytes of Panasas parallel storage. This installation is supported by
 Panasas' partner in China, ModernTech, which is based in Hong Kong.
     "Sinopec's choice of Panasas parallel storage systems is another
 testament of our performance, scalability, and technology leadership. We
 are dedicated to building the most cost-effective and most reliable storage
 systems for commercial HPC customers," said Victor Perez, Panasas chief
 executive officer. "We are committed to technology leadership in parallel
 file systems and will continue to innovate with our object-based parallel
 clustered storage solutions."
     About Panasas
     Panasas, Inc., the global leader in parallel storage solutions, helps
 commercial, government and academic organizations accelerate their time to
 results leading to real world breakthroughs that improve people's lives.
 Panasas' high-performance storage systems enable customers to maximize the
 benefits of Linux clusters by eliminating the storage bottleneck created by
 legacy network storage technologies. The Panasas ActiveStor Parallel
 Storage Clusters, in conjunction with the ActiveScale(R) Operating
 Environment and PanFS(TM) parallel file system, offer the most
 comprehensive portfolio of storage solutions for High Performance Computing
 (HPC) environments. Panasas is headquartered in Fremont, Calif. with
 research and development facilities in Pittsburgh, Pa., and Minneapolis,
 Minn. For more information, please visit www.panasas.com.
 
 SOURCE Panasas, Inc.