14 May 2008
Acceleware has released Acceleware AxKTM, an application library that enables users of 3D Pre-Stack Time Migration (PSTM) solutions to easily access the multi-fold performance benefits of today’s leading GPUs (graphic processor units).
This release expands Acceleware’s HPC platform to provide commercial software vendors with the solutions needed to rapidly deliver required processing power for the world’s most compute-intensive seismic applications.
The AxKTM product delivers a robust software toolkit that allows commercial seismic vendors and software developers to easily integrate with the Acceleware platform for speeding up PSTM data processing solutions. The Acceleware platform provides a direct link for developers to the latest multi-core hardware solutions required to process the enormous data sets inherent with migration techniques. When combined with GPU accelerators, AxKTM can deliver a significant increase in computing performance while reducing power consumption, cooling needs and data centre footprint – offering a compelling price-to-performance ratio for customers facing the increasing costs of computing processing power.
More processing performance also reduces workflow congestion and waiting times, for seismic analysts struggling to meet deadlines for interpreting seismic information. Datasets that normally take weeks to run on conventional platforms can be shortened to days with Acceleware, making it possible for geophysicists to produce more accurate seismic images faster. To achieve these results, AxKTM uses the CUDA C-language development environment from NVIDIA to attain maximum performance from the GPU hardware.