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Efficiency, Visibility and Reliability Keys to lower costs and greater profitability in oil and gas operations

Falling oil prices and collapsing profit margins are driving the industry to lower costs. Reducing labor costs and gaining supplier concessions can help, but output must meet buyer commitments. This white paper addresses how automation can increase operating efficiency, visibility and reliability to help lower costs and boost profitability. It also provides four steps to accelerating automation’s deployment in oil and gas, while improving overall effectiveness.

Date
3/2/2015
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Enterprise SSD: More Than Just a New Kind of Hard Drive

SSDs deliver unmatched data center performance. As solid-state drives (SSDs) are increasingly deployed throughout the enterprise, data center and IT managers need to fully understand the performance and benchmarking shift that come with SSDs. Enterprise environments are demanding storage components with 24x7 workload and duty cycle abilities that are beyond those of most SSDs derived from consumerbased drives intended for use in laptop environments. Consumers don’t shop for steady-state performance and endurance, but these requirements are paramount in server and enterprise applications. Enterprise SSD: More Than Just a New Kind of Hard DriveThis white paper will explore NAND flash technology and its inherent problems, and explain client applications for SSDs, including laptops, cameras, PCs and mobile phones. Client SSD applications typically serve a single system accustomed to running no more than eight hours a day, five days a week on small datasets in read-intensive operations with low to minimal write activity.

Date
10/20/2014
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Embedded SSD Flash Management

This white paper will explore NAND flash technology and its inherent problems, and explain how proper flash management algorithms can address these issues and transform NAND flash into a reliable media with a long lifespan. The discussion will focus on single-level Cell (SLC) flash technology, due to its added reliability over multi-level cell (MLC) NAND flash. The flash management algorithms addressed in this document are implemented in the proprietary flash controllers HGST uses in its small-format embedded products: e.g., CompactFlash, embedded SATA, etc. By utilizing a combination of strong wear leveling techniques, an effective ECC engine and a diligent bad block management system, the life expectancy of embedded flash products can be greatly maximized.

Date
8/27/2014
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El Caso del Entrenamiento Basado en Simulación en la Industria de Petróleo y Gas en América Latina

En Latino América, la escasez de operadores de planta experimentados en la industria de petróleo y gas está ocasionando un impacto en su desempeño. La necesidad de entrenamiento efectivo de la fuerza de trabajo es crítica. Este libro blanco (“white paper”) discute la manera de crear un programa de entrenamiento combinado basado en simulación. Mediante este modelo rentable, los dueños o gerentes de planta pueden proveer entrenamiento rápido y exhaustivo mientras operan con un presupuesto limitado. Este régimen de instrucción reduce los costos a lo largo del ciclo de vida del entrenamiento y produce personal altamente capacitado.

Date
8/15/2014
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