SOFTWARE

Seismic data acceleration software

31 January 2008

Acceleware

Acceleware has launched its seismic data acceleration software that reduces processing times and delivers faster results when the oil and gas industry are making drilling decisions.

The software harnesses the parallel processing capabilities of GPU accelerators to increase the efficiency of data centres and reduce total cost of IT ownership. This technique is designed for 2D and 3D land and marine data where a typical processing job can compute from several days to months and solves a major bottleneck in the seismic processing industry today.

Migration is the most common seismic data processing method used to recover subsurface images of the Earth’s interior using surface-recorded data volumes obtained from seismic reflection surveys.

By accelerating the computations involved in seismic migration, the software can achieve denser packaging and improved economics in power and cooling.

The software has already been installed and field tested with a number of commercial data processing vendors on a variety of land and marine surveys.

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