Monday, May 7, 2018

GPUs Speed Up Simulation of Oil Reservoirs

Running 3,200 NVIDIA Tesla GPUs, Eni’s parallel processing beast has completed a breakthrough calculation that highlights an acceleration in reservoir assessment. Eni’s super computing feat was achieved in partnership with Baltimore-based Stone Ridge Technology, which develops and licenses ECHELON. ECHELON is high-performance NVIDIA GPU-based petroleum reservoir simulation software. The 18.6 petaflops supercomputer processed 100,000 reservoir models in about 15 and a half hours, a task which would take 10 days using legacy hardware and software. Each individual model simulated 15 years of production in an average of 28 minutes.