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HPC in Seismic Processing and Interpretation and Reservoir Modeling

Katie Garrison, Marketing Commuincations, One Stop Solutions

Oil and gas are becoming increasingly harder to find. This article looks at how oil and gas companies are using cutting edge technology, like HPC servers, compute accelerators and flash storage arrays for applications such as seismic processing, seismic interpretation and reservoir modeling.

The Increase in Processing Demands of Seismic Computing

Kent Winchell, Office of CTO, Cray

Substantial challenges loom for the Oil and Gas sector, as problem sizes, resolution requirements and business pressures to reduce computing costs all continue to increase. To address these challenges, suppliers like Intel and NVIDIA are relentlessly increasing the number of cores and threads available in their CPU and GPU/co-processor modules.

Ace Computers Steps Up HPC for Oil & Gas

John Samborski, CEO, Ace Computers

Ace Computers in Illinois reports that the company is expanding its high performance computer footprint in the Oil & Gas Industry. Not a stranger to this space, the company has than 30 years of experience designing powerful, scalable computers for leading energy suppliers.

HPC Gives Oil & Gas Companies a Competitive Edge

Bert Beals is the Global Head of Energy at Cray Inc.

As worldwide demand for energy continues to rise, the oil industry is working to satisfy demand for the hydrocarbon part of that equation. High performance computing is becoming critical to companies that are seeking new sources of hydrocarbons and trying to maximize existing reserves.

PETRONAS Procures SGI ICE X for Seismic Imaging


Today SGI announced that PETRONAS in Malaysia has procured an SGI ICE X system to accelerate its research and development in subsurface imaging.

Video: Porting Scientific Apps to GPUs with OpenACC


In this video from the GPU Technology Conference, Saber Feki from KAUST and Ahmed Al-Jarro from Fujitsu Labs in Europe present: Experiences in Porting Scientific Applications to GPUs Using OpenACC.

New 3D Seismic Viewer from Fraunhofer


Today Fraunhofer announced XtreemView, a new scalable 3D viewer for seismic data.

SGI to Boost Pangea Supercomputer to 6.7 Petaflops


“When we began our relationship with Total more than 15 years ago, our goal was to continually provide the capacity and power required for the company to pursue its oil and gas research throughout the world. We are proud to be part of what has become a continuing legacy of technological research at Total and with this system upgrade, SGI’s innovative solutions will continue to help the company deliver sustainable production growth in the future.”

Petroleum Geo-Services to Acquire 5 Petaflop Cray XC40

oil and gas

Today Cray announced a contract to provide Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) with a 5 Petaflop Cray XC40 supercomputer. The system will be one of the largest supercomputers ever deployed in the commercial sector.

Video: Early IME Experience with an Oil & Gas Code


ICHEC is using DDN’s Infinite Memory Engine (IME) to accelerate Read and Write speeds in order to test ICHEC’s codes used by Tullow Oil, Africa’s leading independent oil company. In this talk, Browne shows how IME accelerated current workflows and reduced run time, opening the door to significantly faster resource discovery.