High Performance Computing Enhances Oil and Gas Discovery

Intel HPC solutions provide superior infrastructure for oil and gas operations. 

Enhance existing data analysis and discovery with Intel® architecture solutions that integrate easily and increase performance.

Oil and gas companies are no strangers to big data. Managing a sustainable and profitable venture requires the ability to extract valuable information from massive seismic data stores. The key partner for that processing? High performance computing. Systems that process efficiently and quickly can save millions of dollars and are a top priority for the industry.

The Intel® Scalable System Framework and HPC solutions provide a holistic approach to meeting the needs of an ever-changing industry.

Once your field infrastructure has captured seismic data, Intel® technology can go to work. HPC solutions provide the efficiency needed for seismic processing, reservoir simulation, and high-fidelity data visualization. Faster compute times are the baseline for cost savings. Modernized software code coupled with increased performance and enhanced integration with existing systems make Intel solutions both practical and capable of delivering a higher ROI.

Companies like Compagnie Générale de Géophysique come to Intel needing enhanced performance for both data processing and imaging. In order to make the best decisions, their geologists need timely, and accurate responses from computing resources. CGG powered their high-performance parallel processing with Intel® Xeon® processors and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors. Through this process, Intel® SSDs provide enhanced throughput. At the end of the day, CGG’s performance improved by roughly 400 percent.

The Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF) tightly integrates hardware components with software to create modernized and flexible solutions for oil and gas. Integrated memory, processors, fabric, graphics, storage, and FPGAs culminate in workstations and solutions that can create greater detail analysis correlating to faster discovery and accurate results. Advanced oil and gas exploration is expensive and competitive, and Intel solutions are ready and able to lighten the load.

Find out how DownUnder* GeoSolutions is taking the lead in seismic processing, using high performance computing with Intel® Xeon Phi™ coprocessors to deliver previously unimaginable performance.

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This IDC technology Spotlight discusses trends to use the Intel® Scalable System Framework to help developers create integrated, performant, and responsive HPC systems that meet the needs of small, medium, and large commercial businesses.

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