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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.”

How Dell EMC Powers HPC for the Oil & Gas industry

In this video from the Dell EMC HPC Community Meeting, Robert Dildy from Dell EMC describes how the company powers HPC for the Oil & Gas industry. “The Dell EMC HPC Community is a worldwide technical forum that fosters the exchange of ideas among researchers, computer scientists, technologists, and engineers and promotes the advancement of innovative, powerful HPC solutions.”

Computing Environments Options for Energy Exploration and Monitoring

This is the fourth entry in a five-part insideHPC series that takes an in-depth look at how machine learning, deep learning and AI are being used in the energy industry. Read on to learn more about computing environments options for energy exploration and monitoring. 

Edge Computing Proves Critical for Drilling Rigs, Pipeline Integrity

This is the third entry in a five-part insideHPC series that takes an in-depth look at how machine learning, deep learning and AI are being used in the energy industry. Read on to learn how edge computing is playing a role in operating drilling rigs, ensuring pipeline integrity and more. 

Energy Companies Embrace Deep Learning for Inspections, Exploration & More

This is the second entry in a five-part insideHPC series that takes an in-depth look at how machine learning, deep learning and AI are being used in the energy industry. Read on to learn how energy companies are embracing deep learning for inspections, exploration and more.