PGS adds another supercomputer

October 18, 2016

PGS has added another Cray XC supercomputer to its Houston Mega Center.

The computer is named PGS Galois after the French mathematician Évariste Galois (1811-1832), and comes in addition to the Cray XC supercomputer PGS Abel delivered last year.

"Today's most advanced seismic survey datasets encompass many hundreds of terabytes, and gaining insight from this data lies squarely at the convergence of supercomputing and big data," said Barry Bolding, chief strategy officer, Cray. "The Cray supercomputers allow PGS to quickly process this data into an accurate, clear image of what's lying underneath the sea floor, through kilometers of varied geology. "

The addition can enable PGS to run larger jobs, image more complex data, while at the same time reduce lead time and get higher quality results. The company aim to reduce project duration, while taking advantage of imaging algorithms such as PGS Reverse Time Migration, Separated Wavefield Imaging (SWIM), and Wave Equation Reflectivity lnversion.

"We are very pleased to see the advances achieved by implementing the PGS advanced Imaging algorithms and workflows using the Cray supercomputers," said Guillaume Cambois, executive vice president for imaging and engineering, PGS. "Adding this second Cray XC system to our compute resources further raises our capability to solve our customers' geophysical imaging challenges faster, and more accurately."

Image: Cray XC40 supercomputer/Cray



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