Week in Review

Fast computers, quality awards, and two-wheel deals top the week

The inauguration of the Dammam-7 Supercomputer and recognition of the King Abdulaziz Quality Awards top the week that was.

Fast computers, quality awards, and two-wheel deals top the week

High-tech speed.

High-level quality.

High-profile fun.

This week had them all, with the inauguration of the Dammam-7 Supercomputer, recognition in the King Abdulaziz Quality Awards, and our first winners in the F1 Aramco employee fantasy league are just a few of the top stories over the past week.


Faster than fast

Aramco on Tuesday inaugurated the Dammam-7 Supercomputer, considered to be among the top 10 fastest computers in the world.

Made possible with a partnership between Aramco, STC-Solution, and CRAY, a subsidiary of Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Dammam-7 not only accelerates Aramco’s digital transformation, but also brings unprecedented computing capabilities that will benefit our exploration, development, and unconventional program efforts.



When it comes to recognition, there’s fewer sweet than being recognized as some of the best on your home turf.

Aramco had six departments recognized recently in the fifth session of the King Abdulaziz Quality Awards for their dedication to quality. Among them were the East-West Pipelines, Hawiyah Gas Plant, Khurais Production, Yanbu’ Refinery, Mechanical Services Shops, and Computer Operations departments.


A path to fitness and well-being

Aramcons now have a new place to stretch their legs and endurance with the inauguration of the Dhahran Bike Path.

Offering a way for people to improve their health and well-being, the new trail features high-tech smart solar benches, a design that encourages bikers to connect with each other, and a safe place away from motorized traffic to practice their two-wheeling skills.


F1 fantasy stalwarts

Saleh Y. Alrooq captured top honors in the very first Formula 1 Aramco Employee league season, a fantasy competition where employees select their own team and drivers and race against each other, mirroring the actual races. He was one of three to win Paddock Club access to an F1 race later this year.

In 2020, Aramco became one of six global partners with F1. 


A virtual accomplishment

This year’s Aramco Half Marathon is unique in that it wasn’t held on the standard fast and flat course, but instead virtually Jan. 8-17, with runners completing 13.1 miles in their neighborhoods as races observed physical distancing regulations.

More than ever, runners in this year’s race reflected the resiliency of the human spirit in tough times.

“We are pleased to support the Aramco Houston Half Marathon and the special role it is playing as an outlet for health and fitness during challenging times,” said Nabeel I. AlAfaleg, Aramco Americas president and CEO.


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