EAGE 2014 in Amsterdam

When: June 16-19, 2014
Booth: 1001
Where: Amsterdam, The Netherlands
What: Stop by the Acceleware booth at EAGE to find out about the latest advancements in seismic exploration and high performance computing. Catch product updates for Acceleware’s Reverse Time Migration (RTM), 3D finite difference seismic modeling and full waveform inversion applications. Attend the NVIDIA and Intel presentation to find out how the industry is using latest hardware to accelerate their applications and improve models and images of complex geologic structures. Speak with an expert to find out how Acceleware can help accelerate your software applications.
Learn more: eage.org

Acceleware Conference Session

Accelerating True-amplitude RTM of Deepwater Data Using Analytic Redatuming

Presented by Yilong Qin, Acceleware
June 19, 10:30am Location: G103 (session RTM – Theory)
The challenges for the exploration and production of hydrocarbons from the deepwater portion of theouter Continental Shelf include high cost and a high level of environmental risk. Lowering the overall cost and risks of exploration in deepwater environments with complex salt formations depends critically on the accurate imaging of the salt geometry and sub-salt structure. Due to the large velocity contrast between the sediment and salt and the complexity of salt bodies, RTM has become the standard imaging tool to test different interpretation scenarios of the salt because of its high accuracy in modeling complex wave propagation. However, RTM is still an expensive tool. In the case of applying RTM to deepwater offshore areas, a significant portion of the total runtime is used to propagate wavefields through the low-velocity water layer. Since the velocity in the water is typically homogenous or has very small vertical variation, in this paper, we employ analytical redatuming to accelerate deepwater RTM. The idea is to analytically-redatum the source and receiver wavefields to the depth of the water bottom, and then migrate the redatumed source/receiver wavefields using RTM to image the region below the water bottom.

Acceleware Booth Presentations

AxRTM: An Innovative Reverse Time Migration Application

Presented by Scott Quiring, Acceleware
Wed June 18 @ 11:00am, Thu June 19 @ 2:00pm
AxRTM is Acceleware's high performance Reverse Time Migration application. This presentation will highlight both new and existing features that make AxRTM a compelling choice: enhanced amplitude correctness, adaptive removal of low-frequency noise, and advanced grid features to reduce runtime while preserving image quality. Uniquely supporting multi-core CPUs, NVIDIA GPUs and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors AxRTM is the most efficient RTM application on the market. AxRTM is available from Paradigm, OpenGeophysical, Tsunami, GeoTomo and Acceleware.

AxWave: Fast and Accurate Survey Design and 3D Modeling

Presented by Scott Quiring, Acceleware
Tue June 17 @ 12:00pm, Wed June 18 @ 10:00am
AxWave is Acceleware’s high fidelity finite-difference full wavefield modeling application. Engineered to run on CPUs, GPUs and Xeon Phi, AxWave offers unparalleled speed and efficiency for 2D and 3D isotropic variable density modeling and pseudo acoustic modeling for VTI and TTI media. In this presentation we will provide a tour of the product's features and interface, including: survey geometry, absorbing boundaries, variable grid, and optimized update coefficients among others.

Full Waveform Inversion Roadmap Update

Presented by Scott Quiring, Acceleware
Tue June 17 @ 2:00pm, Thu June 19 @ 12:00pm
Full Waveform Inversion (FWI) is a technology which is moving into the mainstream. In this presentation, we will demonstrate how to invert seismic data to derive high-resolution earth models by following an example inversion. Acceleware's FWI product roadmap will be shared.

Using GPUs to Solve Important Oil & Gas Challenges

Presented by Ty McKercher, NVIDIA
Tue June 17 @ 10:00am, Wed June 18 @ 12:00pm
Geoscientists are using GPUs to help clearly identify hidden prospects, and increase hydrocarbon reserves.  This presentation will explain how the breadth of GPU-based applications across the oil & gas workflow are overcoming challenges to improve images of complex geologic structures, while at the same time increasing operational performance.  Advanced seismic algorithms can be implemented affordably using GPUs that increase per node compute density, and yield 5x improvement in throughput.

Review of a few HPC Basics for Non-Ninja Programmers

Presented by Philippe Thierry, Intel
Tue June 17 @ 4pm, Thu June 19 @ 10:00am
In this presentation we will review some important High Performance Computing (HPC) rules to characterize scientific applications in order to answer the questions, “How far is my application from the flops and bandwidth limited peaks?” and “Is there a simple way to know what will be my compute needs in a few years from now?” these questions will be answered from both an R&D and production perspective.

Speakers

Ty McKercher

Ty McKercher at SEG 2012

Principal Solution Architect, NVIDIA
Ty McKercher is a Principal Solution Architect with NVIDIA, leading a team that specializes in systems architecture across multiple industries. He often serves as a liaison between customer and product engineering teams during emerging technology evaluations. His passion is to help solve problems that intersect visualization and HPC challenges. Ty earned his Mathematics degree with emphasis in Geophysics and Computer Science from the Colorado School of Mines.

Scott Quiring

Ty McKercher at SEG 2012

Team Lead Software Developer, Acceleware
Scott is the Team Lead for Acceleware’s seismic software applications. Scott has been developing high performance computing software since 2007, working with compute GPUs, multi-core CPUs and Intel’s Xeon Phi Coprocessors. More recently Scott has been designing Acceleware’s Full Waveform Inversion product. His specialty is achieving linear scaling across nodes for large problems. Scott has a B.Sc in Computer Engineering from the University of Calgary.

Dr. Yilong Qin

Dr Yilong Qin at SEG 2013

Geophysical Researcher, Acceleware
Yilong is responsible for developing and implementing new geophysical algorithms. He has developed several key technologies for Acceleware’s modeling and migration libraries and has worked on RTM workflow and process optimizations. Prior to joining Acceleware, Yilong’s experience included the research and development of innovative seismic processing techniques to extract more reliable subsurface information from seismic datasets. Yilong has authored many publications for industry associations and journals. Yilong has a Ph.D. in Seismology from the Institut de Physique du Globe de Paris (IPGP).

Philippe Thierry

Philippe Thierry at SEG 2013

Energy Engineering Team Manager, Intel
Philippe Thierry leads the Energy Engineering team at Intel. His short-term activity includes profiling and tuning of High Performance Computing (HPC) applications for current and future platforms as well as for super-computer definition with respect to the applications behaviors. His longer term research activity is devoted to performance extrapolation and application characterization and modeling toward Exascale computing. Philippe obtained a Ph.D. in Geophysics and seismic imaging from Paris School of Mines, France, where he has spent several years working on 3D Prestack Depth Migration, AVO/AVA Inversion and HPC.