PGS improves imaging capabilities with new supercomputer

10/17/2016

DALLAS -- PGS has further strengthened one of the most powerful compute platforms in the oil service industry, by adding another Cray XC supercomputer to its Houston Mega Center. This addition will allow PGS to run larger jobs and image more complex data, while simultaneously reducing lead time and generating higher quality results.

"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 V.P., Imaging & 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."

The computer is named PGS Galois after the French mathematician Évariste Galois, 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 at 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.”

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