2013 RICE Oil & Gas HPC Workshop
Where: RICE University, Houston, TX, USA
Date: February 28, 2013
The Oil and Gas High Performances Computing (HPC) Workshop, hosted annually at Rice University, is the premier meeting place for networking and discussion focused on computing and information technology challenges and needs in the oil and gas industry. High-end computing and information technology continues to stand out across the industry as a critical business enabler and differentiator with a relatively well understood return on investment. However, challenges such as constantly changing technology landscape, increasing focus on software and software innovation, and escalating concerns around workforce development still remain.
We are pleased to announce that Acceleware developer, Scott Quiring, will be presenting a session at the workshop entitled Reverse Time Migration: A Case Study of GPU / CPU Hybrid Computing. This commercial case study highlights the need for the implementation to be continuously re-balanced as hardware performance and software features evolve over time in order to avoid performance bottlenecks and maintain optimum throughput. The basic methodology of RTM and the computational challenges it raises will be shown, and a solution that takes full advantage of the resources available on a GPU / CPU hybrid compute node will be presented.