Acceleware announced today a new version of AxRTM for Reverse Time Migration. This release allows seismic data users of any use to process RTM on existing x86 clustered platforms or within heterogeneous computing environments using GPUs. They have also added Tilted Transverse Isotropy [TTI] support in this release of AxRTM. TTI provides enhanced accuracy for imaging required to make better informed drilling decisions within areas of complex folded geology.
In folded and faulted geologic settings, dipping anisotropic strata above exploration targets blur and misposition seismic reflectors. In my experience, correcting for these TTI anisotropic effects–rather than ignoring them–aids the model-building process and produces a far more accurate depth image,” said Rob Vestrum, PhD, CTO of Thrust Belt Imaging.
This release of AxRTM adds the following features:
- TTI anisotropic support
- VTI anisotropic support
- Perfectly matched layer boundaries
- Domain decomposition – MPI or TCP sockets
- High-Quality Imaging Condition
- Support for offset gathers
The value of RTM is its ability to produce enhanced images, especially in certain complex geologies, but generating those images can require a lot of computation,” said Ryan Schneider, CTO of Acceleware. “With AxRTM, major computational bottlenecks are effectively removed, delivering a production-ready solution that is accessible to a broad spectrum of customers.”
If you happen to be at SEG this week, check out Acceleware in Booth #2855. Otherwise, read the full release here.