Acceleware Speeds Up Seismic Migration Processing for Absolute Imaging
CALGARY, Alberta – June 8, 2009 – Acceleware® Corp. (TSX-V: AXE) today announced that Absolute Imaging has selected Acceleware’s AxKTM acceleration solution to speed up their seismic data processing business. AxKTM dramatically improves Absolute’s capabilities for processing their customer’s geophysical data and helps to lower operating costs in their datacenter. Acceleware’s solution seamlessly integrates with Absolute Imaging’s in-house Kirchhoff Pre-Stack Time Migration (KPSTM) processing software, enabling it to leverage the massive processing power of GPUs.
“At Absolute Imaging we deal with multiple projects that consist of large data sets that need to be delivered in a timely fashion. Our success depends on providing accurate and quick turnaround of these mega projects to our clients. Utilizing Acceleware’s solution for our Kirchhoff Pre-Stack Time Migrations has enabled us to efficiently migrate large data sets and deliver our products on time and on budget,” said Elvis Floreani, VP Geophysics of Absolute Imaging.
The Acceleware (AxKTM™) solution allows KTM, which represents the core processing task for Absolute Imaging to run in a highly parallel manner on a cluster of GPUs. By adding GPUs to their computing environment, seismic processing is completed up to 15X faster. This speed-up allows Absolute Imaging to greatly increase their processing capacity all within the existing power, cooling and footprint constraints of their current datacenter. Operational efficiencies were also found with GPUs by reducing the number of physical machines and components, thus simplifying the datacenter.
“Acceleware offers accelerated products for both seismic migration and forward modelling”, said Ryan Schneider, Acceleware CTO. “Our seismic libraries have been specifically tuned to increase processing speed with the use of NVIDIA® Tesla™ GPUs.”
Acceleware’s seismic cluster technology consists of Acceleware’s software licenses to run on GPUs. The complete solution is capable of delivering a consistent speed up of 15X when comparing one GPU to one core of a processor.
About Absolute Imaging
Absolute Imaging Inc. is a Canadian owned and operated Seismic Data Processing Company based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Incorporated in November of 2006, with operations starting in January of 2007, by a management team with over 100 years of experience in different aspects of the business. Absolute Imaging has established itself as a leading provider of Seismic Data Processing to the Oil & Gas and Mining industries. A combination of proven software & hardware solutions and an experienced, motivated and customer focused management and processing team provides a winning formula. Absolute's team has gained extensive experience processing 2D and 3D data from many basins around the world in both subtle stratigraphic and complex geological environments. Absolute's goal is to create value for our customers by providing extraordinary Seismic Data Processing through customer service, technology and accountability.
Acceleware develops and markets solutions that enable software vendors to leverage heterogeneous, multi-core processing hardware without rewriting their applications for parallel computing. This acceleration middleware allows customers to speed-up simulation and data processing algorithms, benefiting from high performance computing technologies available in the market such as multiple-core CPUs, GPUs or other acceleration hardware.
Acceleware solutions are deployed by companies worldwide such as Philips, Boston Scientific, Samsung, Eli Lilly, General Mills, Nokia, LG, RIM, Medtronic, Hitachi, Fujifilm, FDA, Mitsubishi, Sony Ericsson, AGC, NTT DOCOMO, and Renault to speed up product design, analyze data and make better business decisions in areas such as electronic manufacturing, oil & gas, medical and security imaging, industrial and consumer products, financial, and academic research.
For more information about Acceleware, please visit www.acceleware.com.
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