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Chevron Technology Ventures Selects MemComputing for Prestigious Catalyst Program

Today MemComputing announced it has been selected for participation in the Chevron Technology Ventures Catalyst Program. CTV’s Catalyst Program supports early-stage companies who are advancing cutting-edge technologies that can directly benefit the oil and gas industry. “While the compute problems we will explore together are quite complex, we are currently achieving results with academic and industrial problem sets that suggest our technology is very applicable to oil and gas in areas such as demand forecasting and resource planning.”

ENERXICO to Empower Mexican Energy Sector with HPC

Recently launched in Barcelona, ENERXICO is a new project jointly funded by European Union and the government of Mexico to solve such real-world engineering problems. “Mexico through the ENERXICO project and the European collaboration aims to develop exascale-ready application codes, some of which Pemex plans to use as part of their production environment. This is a major effort that could boost HPC applications in Mexico in the energy sector.”

A New World of Simulation for Oil & Gas

In this special guest feature from Scientific Computing World, Gemma Church writes that the Oil and Gas market aims to use more simulation to ensure sound decision making s the world makes better use of renewable energy. “Oil and gas companies are increasingly relying on digital technology to improve their operational efficiency, reduce manpower through automation and developing autonomous systems for drilling, offshore platforms and increasing use of remotely operated systems and equipment for inspection.”

Experiences developing and running numerical simulations on HPC platforms: BSIT and GeNESiS

Claudia Rosas from BSC gave this talk at the HPCKP’19. “In this talk, we present the general benefits of using the frameworks in current HPC platforms and describe both of them when applied to develop and deploy wave propagation simulations which are highly valuable for the Oil & Gas industry. The knowledge obtained from work with BSIT has motivated the concepts and methodology behind GeNESiS to consolidate years of experience in one robust, flexible and modern tool for numerical simulations.”

Get Your Head in the Cloud: Lessons in GPU Computing with Schlumberger

Wyatt Gorman from Google and Abhishek Gupta from Schlumberger gave this talk at the GPU Technology Conference. “Demand for GPUs in High Performance Computing is only growing, and it is costly and difficult to keep pace in an entirely on-premise environment. We will hear from Schlumberger on why and how they are utilizing cloud-based GPU-enabled computing resources from Google Cloud to supply their users with the computing power they need, from exploration and modeling to visualization.”

How Oil and Gas Firms Can Create Competitive Advantage with GPU-Accelerated Computing

Previously, oil and gas firms relied on costly, central processing unit (CPU) intensive infrastructure to manage data usage and analysis speed. GPUs for oil and gas firms have given rise to a new set of opportunities. Download the new report from Penguin Computing outlines how the adoption of GPU-accelerated computing can offer oil and gas firms significant return on investment (ROI) today and pave the way to gain additional advantage from future technical developments.

Video: Solving I/O Slowdown and the “Noisy Neighbor” Problem

John Fragalla from Cray gave this talk at the Rice Oil & Gas Conference. “In Oil and Gas, when using shared storage, mixed workloads can have a big impact on I/O performance causing considerable slowdown when running small I/O alongside large I/O on the same storage system. In this presentation, Cray will share real benchmark results on the impacts of the “Noisy Neighbor” application has on sequential I/O, and with the right storage tuning and flash capacity, how to optimize the storage to meet the demanding workloads of Oil and Gas to accelerate performance for a mixed workload environment.”

Video: The State of Quantum Computing in 2019

In this video from the IBM Think conference, Anthony J. Annunziata leads a panel discussion on the State of Quantum Computing in 2019. “Since launching the world’s first quantum cloud service in 2016, IBM has been at the forefront of advancing the quantum industry and making this exciting technology accessible to organizations worldwide. Get a firsthand update from two of IBM’s quantum executives on how this area is rapidly moving forward and what’s next on the horizon.”

Job of the Week: HPC Emerging Technology Researcher at Chevron

Chevron is seeking an HPC Emerging Technology Researcher in our Job of the Week. “This position will be accountable for strategic research, technology development and business engagement to deliver High Performance Computing solutions that differentiate Chevron’s performance. The successful candidate is expected to manage projects and small programs and personally apply and grow technical skills in the Advanced Computing space.”

Agenda Posted: EAGE Workshop HPC for Upstream in Latin America

EAGE has posted the agenda for their first-ever EAGE Workshop HPC for Upstream in Latin America. The event takes place Sept. 21-22 in Santander, Colombia. “Unlike any time in history, we are witnessing a rush to improve speed of computation for huge amounts of data. The main objectives of this workshop are to reinforce the best HPC practices, tools, and techniques in computing architecture, system level, algorithm design, application development, and people training; discuss the harder impediments for the adoption and the growth of HPC solutions in the O&G industry; and point the trends, and opportunities for the near future.”