(AGI) Rome, Nov 18 - Italian oil and gas giant Eni has won theReaders' Choice award at the Hpcwire International Conferencefor High Performance Computing (HPC), Networking, Storage andAnalysis (Sc14) held in New Orleans. Hpcwire said Eni hasreceived the award for best use of HPC technologies in the oiland gas sector. "Eni implements the fastest supercomputers inthe oil industry, which include IBM servers and Gpu Nvidiaaccelerators," said Hpcwire in a statement. The winners of theReaders' Choice and Editors' Choice award are chosen by theglobal community of Hpcwire and Hpcwire editors. The award isan important annual event for the magazine and a prestigiousacknowledgement by the Hpcwire community. The winners areannounced at the annual conference on supercomputing whichpresents the latest innovations in High Performance Computing,networking, storage and data analysis. "Hpcwire readers areamong the most informed in the HPC community and such awardsare given to the organisations offering a strong contributionto progress in technology, and mankind itself, through HPC,"said Tom Tabor, CEO of Tabor Communications and editor ofHpcwire. "Hpcwire's Readers' Choice and Editors' Choice conveya strong message of support and appreciation by the global HPCcommunity. We are proud to acknowledge the efforts every yearand commend all the winners." Eni's CEO, Claudio Descalzi said:"It is a great honour to receive a prize from the readers ofthis prestigious magazine. Technological research andinnovation are at the centre of Eni's sustainable growthstrategy, which supports the position of international marketsleaders. Within this context, Eni has adopted the strategy ofcombining the most modern supercalculation architecturesdeveloping proprietory codes representing the state of the artin geophysical drilling and reservoir simulation. The use ofsuch technologies played a major role in supporting recentupstream successful acivities." (AGI) .