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Managing some of the largest proven reservoirs in the world demands extraordinary capabilities. Enter “Dammam-7,” Aramco’s new supercomputer and the most powerful computing system in the Middle East.

In the desert climate of Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province resides Aramco’s new supercomputer, Dammam-7, so powerful that its engineers use outdoor batteries with water to cool the heat it generates, rather than the usual air conditioning units used by regular supercomputers.

Among the top 10 supercomputers in the world, and the most powerful in the Middle East, it is a game-changer for the Company and the Kingdom. It will allow Aramco to redefine the relationship between the physical and digital worlds, and see into earth like never before, by enabling higher resolution subsurface imaging and enhanced assessments of oil and gas reserves.

  • Dammam-7 is among the most powerful supercomputers in the world, providing Aramco with unprecedented computing capabilities to image some of the world’s largest and most challenging geophysical assets.
  • The highly sophisticated subsurface imaging, detailed 3D models, and advanced algorithms, improve the Company’s ability to discover and recover oil and gas, even more safely and efficiently.
  • The supercomputer is named after Well-7, the Company’s first commercially-viable oil well discovered over 80 years ago.