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Successful oil and gas exploration today requires ever-faster upstream processing. To shorten the compute time needed to get actionable information, organizations need to reduce survey processing run times from months to weeks and be capable of scaling to handle the explosive data growth.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/Kepler_GPU_die_small.bmp” alt=”” width=”81″ height=”78″ />NVIDIA has introduced its first Kepler-generation GPU product for high performance computing, and revealed some of the inner working of the new architecture. The announcement took place at the kickoff of the company’s GPU Technology Conference taking place this week in San Jose, California.
The short-list of HPC cloud providers just got a little longer. Infrastructure-as-a-Service provider SoftLayer has added high-end NVIDIA Tesla GPUs to its line of dedicated servers.
Adaptive Computing recently released a new version of Moab 7.0, both the HPC Suite (basic and enterprise editions) and also the Cloud Suite. While the workload management vendor has made important enhancements to its portfolio, what’s even more interesting is how these offerings fit into an increasingly cloud-based IT environment. This in-depth interview with Adaptive Computing CEO Robert Clyde and Chad Harrington, Adaptive’s vice president of marketing, shows how the company has leveraged its HPC roots to strengthen its cloud offerings.
<img style=”float: left;” src=”http://media2.hpcwire.com/hpcwire/oil_and_gas_hpc_workshop.bmp” alt=”” width=”111″ height=”72″ />Leaders from the oil and gas industry and the high performance computing and information technology industry, as well as academics and representatives from national laboratories, met at Rice University in Houston, Texas, March 1 for the 5th annual Rice Oil and Gas HPC Workshop.
Anybody who drives one of Ford’s recent vehicles spends a little less money on gasoline thanks to HPC work the carmaker undertook with Oak Ridge National Laboratory, where more than one million processor hours were spent getting a handle on the complex fluid dynamics governing airflow under the hood.
With that in mind, Datapipe hopes to establish themselves as a green-savvy HPC cloud provider with their recently announced Stratosphere platform. Datapipe markets Stratosphere as a green HPC cloud service and in doing so partnering with Verne Global and their Icelandic datacenter, which is known for its propensity in green computing.
HPC can save energy companies enormous amounts of time in the development of new products and technologies compared to the traditional methods, according to hpc4energy.org, an incubator project at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
Dell, and R Systems have launched an HPC cloud solution designed to meet the needs of oil and gas companies.
Tianhe-1A enters the CGI rendering business.
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June 5 – Acceleware Ltd. (“Acceleware” or the “Company”), today announced the launch of AxHeat, a modeling application that enables heavy oil producers to accurately model the impact of using radio frequency (RF) heating to mobilize in situ heavy oil reserves. RF heating uses electromagnetic energy to mobilize bitumen and heavy oil for production, most notably Read more…
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 8 — Digital Realty Trust, Inc., the global data center and colocation company, announced today that its Dallas and Houston facilities are housing and enabling an enterprise high-performance computing (HPC) cloud solution from Nimbix. The two companies have established this alliance to offer specialized HPC solutions to clients in the oil and gas industry. HPC cloud Read more…
SAN JOSE, Calif., March 20 — The OpenACC standards group announced today that over 20 OpenACC-related sessions will be offered at the upcoming GPU Technology Conference (GTC), on March 24-27, including talks from leading institutions like the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and ETH Zurich from Switzerland. “OpenACC is gaining momentum and adoption,” said Duncan Poole, President Read more…
LONGMONT, Colo., March 19 — Dot Hill Systems Corp., a leading provider of SAN storage solutions, today announced it has developed a reference platform, in conjunction with Intel and Mellanox, to better support the industry-specific needs of geologists and geophysicists for exploration and production applications. Combining Dot Hill AssuredSAN 4524 and 4534 storage systems with Read more…
March 13 — As the UK Technology sector cements its leading position in tech innovation worldwide, British firm Maxeler credits its growing success to the innovation of its dataflow engine technology. Dataflow is a highly novel compute concept where applications gain massive performance improvements and power efficiency by exploiting the inherent benefits of spatial programming. Read more…