Aramco and stc announced the launch of a new supercomputer under the name of Dammam 7 which is one of the top ten supercomputers in the world, a press release reported.

The supercomputer center provides new opportunities for Aramco in making decisions regarding explorations and development operations as well as investments. Its peak computing power enables it to process and image the world’s largest geophysical datasets through sophisticated imaging and deep learning algorithms which allow the company to discover and recover oil and gas fields and reduce exploration and development risks.

“This technology that processes complex data faster will enable new discoveries and enhanced recoveries, which are crucial to both ensuring the availability of adequate supply to meet the demand for energy and to cut costs while boosting productivity,” Aramco’s CEO, Amin H. Nasser, said.

This is a new step for Aramco in digital transformation which follows a group of advanced technologies that are reshaping its core operations, lead the efficiencies, and enhance its leadership position in geoscience

For his part, stc Group’s CEO, Nasser S. Al-Nasser, commented: “The inauguration of the supercomputer data center in Aramco will open up new horizons in exploration, which will have a significant impact on data digitization and quality.”