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2005-10-10 15:10:00

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Oil companies could soon harness the power of distant supercomputers to tackle problems such as where to place equipment and how to clean up oil spills. For decades, the industry has used computers to maximize profit and minimize environmental impact, explained Tahsin Kurc, assistant professor of biomedical informatics at Ohio State University. Typically, companies take seismic measurements of an oil reservoir and simulate drilling scenarios on a local computer. Now...


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