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Taking Oil and Gas Exploration to the Next Level

DownUnder GeoSolutions (DUG) wanted to increase computing performance by 5 to 10 times to improve seismic processing. The solution must build on current architecture software investments without sacrificing existing software and scale computing without scaling IT infrastructure costs.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Intel
    Intel designs, manufactures, and sells integrated digital technology platforms worldwide. The company's platforms are used in various computing applications comprising notebooks, desktops, servers, tablets, smartphones, wireless and wired connectivity products, Wearables, transportation systems, and retail devices. It offers microprocessors that processes system data and controls other devices in the system; chipsets, which send data between the microprocessor and input, display, and storage devices, such as keyboard, mouse, monitor, hard drive or solid-state drive, and optical disc drives; system-on-chip products that integrate its central processing units with other system components onto a single chip; and wired network connectivity products.Featured Subsidiaries/ Business Units:- Intel Inside- Intel Data Center Manager (DCM)- Saffron Technology- Wind River
  • TECHNOLOGIES
  • Processors & Edge Intelligence - Embedded & Edge Computers
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Oil & Gas
  • ABOUT CUSTOMER
  • DownUnder GeoSolutions is an innovative geosciences company with a diverse range of capabilities. Their products and services are at the cutting edge of exploration and production services to the global oil and gas industry.
  • CUSTOMER NAME
  • DownUnder GeoSolutions
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • SOLUTION
  • DUG deployed SGI Rackable cluster powered by Intel coprocessors and Intel Xeon processor. DUG was able to scale its software to the latest highly parallel architecture for faster seismic processing and imaging while enhancing algorithmic gains in existing software.

  • DATA COLLECTED
  • Seismic Processing
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - R&D]

    Ongoing application development and improvements are relatively quick and inexpensive to implement due to the system's flexibility.

    Impact #2
    [Efficiency Improvement - Installation]

    Deployment was efficient due to transparency.

    Impact #3
    [Cost Reduction - IT]

    Total cost of ownership is lowered due to reduction in IT maintenance.

  • QUANTITATIVE BENEFIT
  • Benefit #1

    The solution achieved up to 8 times node-to-node performance improvement.

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