GeoProbe ports to LINUX

Magic Earth is to port GeoProbe to Linux for use on the desktop.

Magic Earth is porting its GeoProbe visualization and intepretation environment to Linux. GeoProbe 2.6, will run on selected models of the IBM IntelliStation running Linux, and will include the full suite of functionalities and tools available in the current GeoProbe release, as well as new features and enhancements. Magic Earth will deliver the new bundled software/hardware PC solution to customers in the first quarter of 2002.


Magic Earth CTO Yin Cheung said, “Linux has emerged as a viable computing platform for businesses in the energy industry, and Magic Earth is responding to the growing demand for the reliability and low cost structure that Linux offers.”


John Sarsgard, IBM VP added, “The upstream energy market is an ideal candidate for rapid adoption of Linux with the high-performance computing requirements of seismic processing and reservoir simulation.” Magic Earth will continue to develop and support GeoProbe on SGI hardware running IRIX. Halliburton has just completed its acquisition of Magic Earth, first announced in April this year. More from

This article originally appeared in Oil IT Journal 2001 Issue # 11.

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