BG Brasil has unveiled the fastest supercomputer in Latin America. Named after Yemanja, the Yoruba language, the Yemoja cluster is now installed at the Senai CIMATEC Supercomputing Center for Industrial Innovation in Salvador, Brazil.
Designed by BG Group in partnership with SENAI/Fieb, the supercomputer is capable of performing at 400 trillion operations per second. The launch of the supercomputer is a key milestone for BG’s R&D program focusing on geophysics.
The CIMATEC Yemoja supercomputer is part of a revolutionary initiative in seismic data processing. A world-class center of excellence in computing is also being opened as part of the R&D program.
The complexity of the pre-salt fields drives us to seek increasingly innovative solutions. The supercomputer is part of this effort and will assist us in our daily activities in the oil and gas industry,” said Nelson Silva, senior V.P., BG South America.
The project will prioritize the study and optimization of the technology known as Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) for processing 3D and 4D seismic data on an industrial scale.
The Supercomputer will give BG and leading university research groups the strategic infrastructure to resolve major industry challenges in reservoir imaging and data processing. This was made possible through the R&D levy in alignment with ANP, federal and state funding,” Rick Moore, CTO of BG Group, said.