Supercomputers: They're not just for stumping chess Grand Masters.
Earlier this week, Spanish oil major Repsol YPF
Believe it or not, the Cell Broadband Engine Architecture powering this puppy was originally designed by IBM
From pioneer Zilkha Energy's turn to high-powered computing in the '90s, on through to CGGVeritas'
Who else may stand to benefit from this supercomputing strategy? Well, Repsol's drilling partners include Petrobras
Then, of course, there's all the rest of us. The president-elect's vision for our energy security is naturally much broader than simply finding more oil at home, but the latter is undeniably a bridge to a less hydrocarbon-hijacked future. So, best of luck to Repsol and its shiny new supercomputer.