School Visit to TOTAL 19th March

On Wednesday afternoon (19th March 2014) a group of 30 students and staff, comprised mainly of MSc IT for Oil & Gas students along with around half a dozen from second year Computer Science went on a trip to visit TOTAL, just a few miles south east from the School of Computing Science & Digital Media. We set off in a bus from outside Riverside East around 13:30 arriving at TOTAL around 13:45. After the obligatory group photo (see below) we collected our visitor badges we went to one of the presentation rooms for a series of talks, this was then followed by a visit to the main computer room to see the various compute and storage racks. The visit concluded with a buffet before catching a bus at 16:15 to transport us back to the Garthdee Campus arriving around 16:40. Everybody seemed to enjoy the visit & we would like to say a special word of thanks to all those at TOTAL who helped organise and deliver the event. Last year we visited in February & its likely that we’ll organise our next visit for sometime in November.