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October 27, 2009
AxRTMTM provides production ready, accelerated RTM designed for legacy and modern multicore heterogeneous computing environments
HOUSTON, Oct. 27 -- Acceleware Corp., a leading developer of high performance computing applications, today announced a new version of AxRTM. This release allows seismic data users of any size to effectively process RTM on existing x86 clusters or within heterogeneous computing environments utilizing GPUs, to achieve maximum acceleration with the lowest possible cost of operation.
The addition of Tilted Transverse Isotropy (TTI) support is a key new advancement in the AxRTM solution. TTI provides enhanced accuracy for imaging required to make better informed drilling decisions in areas of complex folded geology.
"In folded and faulted geologic settings, dipping anisotropic strata above exploration targets blur and misposition seismic reflectors. In my experience, correcting for these TTI anisotropic effects -- rather than ignoring them -- aids the model-building process and produces a far more accurate depth image," said Rob Vestrum, PhD, CTO of Thrust Belt Imaging.
AxRTM works by assigning computing tasks appropriately between multicore CPUs including Intel Nehalem and NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, if available or when present, to achieve accelerated processing performance. This solution implements the computationally-intensive RTM kernel, allowing an Integrator with RTM expertise to incorporate their proprietary methods above and/or into their API. AxRTM now adds additional support for a comprehensive set of features including:
Existing customers will receive this software update as part of their ongoing maintenance, which includes new solver features, performance enhancement of current features and technical support.
"Research has shown that anisotropic depth migration is essential for imaging complex structures below dipping shale horizons in the Canadian foothills. Anisotropic reverse-time migration is one of the best tools for performing depth imaging of these structures," said Larry Lines of CREWES, Calgary, Alberta.
"The value of RTM is its ability to produce enhanced images, especially in certain complex geologies, but generating those images can require a lot of computation," said Ryan Schneider, CTO of Acceleware. "With AxRTM, major computational bottlenecks are effectively removed, delivering a production-ready solution that is accessible to a broad spectrum of customers."
Visit Acceleware at SEG in Booth #2855, taking place Oct. 25-30, 2009, in Houston, Texas. Discover what Acceleware can do for you: www.acceleware.com/energy.
Acceleware (TSX VENTURE:AXE) develops and markets solutions that enable software vendors to leverage heterogeneous, multicore processing hardware without rewriting their applications for parallel computing. This acceleration middleware allows customers to speed-up simulation and data processing algorithms, benefiting from high performance computing technologies available in the market such as multiple-core CPUs, GPUs or other acceleration hardware. Acceleware solutions are deployed by companies worldwide such as Philips, Boston Scientific, Samsung, Eli Lilly, General Mills, Nokia, LG, RIM, Medtronic, Hitachi, Fujifilm, FDA, Mitsubishi, Sony Ericsson, AGC, NTT DOCOMO, and Renault to speed up product design, analyze data and make better business decisions in areas such as electronic manufacturing, oil & gas, medical and security imaging, industrial and consumer products, financial, and academic research. For more information about Acceleware, visit www.acceleware.com.
Source: Acceleware Corp.
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