Taking Oil and Gas Exploration to the Next Level

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

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  • VENDOR
  • 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.
  • 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 data, including Kirchhoff migrations, reverse time migrations, data interpolation, 3D surface-related multiple elimination
  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    System Flexibility - Ongoing application development and improvements are relatively quick and inexpensive to implement due to the system's flexibility.
    Impact #2
    Installation Efficiency - Deployment was efficient due to transparency.
    Impact #3
    Total Cost of Ownership - 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.
  • HARDWARE
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Oil & Gas
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Information Technology
  • ENABLED CAPABILITIES
  • Data Acquisition & Management
    Overall Equipment Effectiveness
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
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