Fueling Insight to Reach New Depths of Discovery

As the quest for resources becomes increasingly complex and costly, your most valuable natural resource becomes time. Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF) is the high-efficiency, high-performance computing architecture you need to get the most out of exploration, production, and your HPC investments.

High-Efficiency Imaging and Simulations

Over 70 percent of today's oil comes from mature fields where extraction is difficult. From initial reservoir research to final well abandonment, every element must perform optimally to maximize profit. It's not unlike your HPC solution. Benefits of compute power can't be realized when issues like fabric bottlenecks or storage walls pinch performance. You need a system-level approach. Every piece of your HPC solution must balance to reach peak system performance so you are always ready for data-intensive workloads like real-time imaging, high-fidelity 4D modeling, and seismic analytics.

    "Integration is the key direction, the common thread over time, for how we advance supercomputing."
        —Al Gara, Intel Fellow, Lead HPC Solution Architect, Intel

To do that, Intel® SSF harnesses the power of next generation Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family, Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors, Intel® Omni-Path Fabric, and Intel® Ethernet Server Adapters. All in a framework that is highly integrated, configurable, and scalable—now and into the future. We also harness the power of our OEM partners, ensuring products always advance HPC, while controlling your costs and protecting your HPC investment.

Seeing What You're Missing

Oil and gas exploration, and production success, can hinge on image fidelity and time to visualization. The Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors are paving new paths for more compute-intensive algorithms and techniques that visualize deposits fast and in higher-fidelity. Oil and gas fields perform because your entire HPC architecture performs.

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Balancing Storage Tanks and Pipelines

The digital oilfield is continually multiplying data. Like with actual oil and gas movement, balancing how you move data to its storage tanks and through digital pipelines can maximize its value and remove bottlenecks that limit production. Explore how Intel® Solutions for Lustre* software streamline storage input/output of massive oil and gas data sets—balancing your HPC data loads and accelerating responsiveness.

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High-Performance Computing Speeds Discovery

Oil and gas companies need Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF) for high-performance computing and modernized software code to extract valuable information from huge amounts of seismic data.


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Intel® Scalable System Framework Makes HPC More Accessible

A system-level solution for all HPC needs, Intel® SSF delivers more performance, throughput, scalability, and balance across your HPC system.

A Holistic Solution for Higher Performance

With the Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2600 v4 product family and Intel® Xeon Phi™ processors, Intel® Scalable System Framework delivers a holistic system-level approach to HPC that elevates performance and scalability by balancing it across your system.

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Intel® SSF Configurations, Architectures, and Designs

To help ensure the high HPC performance and quality you expect from Intel, we have developed recommended Intel® SSF configurations, reference architectures, and reference designs for a variety of HPC applications. Reimagine your HPC infrastructure with a recommended Intel® SSF solution.

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Go Do Amazing

Intel® SSF is part of a larger effort to make HPC more accessible. We are working with the HPC ecosystem and our partners to advance HPC while also making it mainstream. From research facilities and Fortune 500 companies to medium-size businesses, the power of HPC should be available to those who wish to explore, discover, develop, and experience amazing.

HPE and Intel Expand HPC Access to All Enterprises

HPE and Intel are working together to create purpose-built HPC solutions and a Center of Excellence designed to help all enterprises gain faster insight and value from HPC and big data innovation.

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Intel® SSF and Dell's Strategic Focus on HPC

Jim Ganthier from Dell and Charlie Wuischpard from Intel describe how their two companies are working together to drive innovation in HPC. Dell will leverage the Intel® Scalable System Framework to build its next-generation supercomputers.

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OpenHPC Collaborative Project

Karl Schulz from Intel and Michael Miller from SUSE describe the all-new OpenHPC community, a community-led organization focused on developing a comprehensive and cohesive open-source HPC system software stack.

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Lenovo and Intel Collaborate on Industry Innovations

Lenovo announces the HPC collaboration with Intel, including the opening of the Lenovo Beijing Innovation Center and several joint industry innovations, as described by Brian Connors of Lenovo and Charlie Wuischpard of Intel.

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Advancements in HPC for Oil & Gas

Taking Oil and Gas Exploration to the Next Level

View this infographic for a snapshot of how Intel and DownUnder GeoSolutions drive safer, smarter exploration.

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Building the DoE's (and Nation's) Most Powerful Supercomputer

Discover why the U.S. Department of Energy selected Intel and Cray to help build Aurora, the nation's most powerful supercomputer.

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Creating an Exascale Ecosystem Under the NSCI Banner

Watch SC15 panelists discuss why private and public collaboration helps bring advanced HPC to every industry.

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Powering Machine Learning Possibilities with HPC

Andrew Ng, from Baidu, tells how machine learning and HPC will advance commercial and scientific applications.

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Intel® HPC Fuels Life Sciences Insight, Too

Like oil and gas, HPC and the Intel® Scalable System Framework (Intel® SSF) are rapidly advancing discoveries in life sciences. Intel® innovations and partnerships are turning massive workloads like genome analytics and quantum materials visualization into deeper insights that accelerate the life science industry—bringing discoveries to life faster and new breakthroughs to the world sooner.

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