Posts Tagged ‘oil&gas’
A new press release from Nvidia discusses the use of QuadroPlex GPU Virtualization by Santos, an Australia-based oil and gas company, to bring high-powered GPU capabilities to thin-client workstations. Santos uses IBM x3650 M3 server utilizing NVIDIA Quadro Plex scalable visualization systems. All 12 servers located at their various offices are powerful enough to serve […]
Many people don’t realize just how much data goes into finding the next big oil field. They spend millions scouring the globe and running seismic surveys to find what’s under our feet, and then spend days, weeks, even months to analyze the surveys to find something useful. Take this example: For example, the average ship […]
Dell now has a 16-GPU PCIe Expansion Chassis for sale, enabling you to install up to 16 GPU’s and hook it all up to a single computer. The design of the device was pushed by the Oil and Gas industry who have really embraced GPGPU computing as a way to accelerate their massive dataset analysis. […]
In the recent Scientific Computing World, there is an article that talks to Laurent Billy, CEO of Visualization Sciences Group (VSG), on some of the uses of GPUs in the Oil and Gas industry. In particular, they get into the benefits of the low power consumption in comparison to similarly powerful CPU’s and some of […]
"Acting within 24 hours of receiving a request from researchers, the National Science Foundation late last week made an emergency allocation of 1 million compute hours on a supercomputer at the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas to study how the oil spreading from BP's gusher will affect coastlines."
The Kaleidoscope Project combines the power of the Mare Nostrum supercomputer with IBM's Cell Processor to bring petaflop supercomputing to the oil and gas industry.