I stopped by the Oil & Gas track at the 2010 GPU Tech conference this morning and learned quite a bit about the key drivers on the exploration side of the industry. I already knew the key drivers on the distribution side of the business - potato chips, watery fountain drinks and herbal energy pills - but that was presumably …
Ah yes, Data Acquisition for the OIl Baron's Ball
Did that in the nineties using UNIX servers in a 30' sea container.
The interface was a 9kg Toshiba 'laptop' with a monochrome red-orange display.
With its 32Mb RAM it was a scorcher!