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Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

Second Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry

16 May 2012 San Jose - NVIDIA has made available the NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerator, designed to address the most difficult challenges in two high-performance computing (HPC) markets: seismic data processing in oil and gas exploration, and signal and image processing in the defense industry.

The Tesla K10 is based on the new NVIDIA Kepler computing architecture, the fastest, most efficient, highest-performance computing architecture ever built.

The Kepler architecture enables two high-performance Tesla K10 GPUs to be placed on a single accelerator board. Delivering an aggregate performance of 4.58 teraflops of single-precision floating point and 320 gigabytes per second memory bandwidth, the Tesla K10 is the world's highest throughput GPU accelerator.

Seismic processing uses large data centres to crunch through petabytes of information about the Earth's subsurface area, generated from reflected seismic waves. Geophysicists analyze the resulting 2D and 3D images to discover oil and gas deposits, and to determine the best and safest locations to drill.

NVIDIA GPUs improve the accuracy of seismic processing by enabling the use of more detailed, computationally intensive seismic processing software algorithms such as reverse time migration, full waveform inversion and Kirchoff time / depth migration.

Leading seismic processing companies - including Schlumberger, CGGVeritas, and TGS - and oil and gas companies - such as Chevron, Petrobras, Total, ENI, Repsol and Saudi Aramco - are using GPUs to dramatically increase their success rate in the identification of new reserves. By generating higher-quality images in a more affordable and timely fashion, GPUs give these companies a much greater degree of accuracy and confidence in drilling decisions.

"The Tesla K10 is simply amazing", stated Paulo Souza, developer in the Geophysical Technology Group at Petrobras RTM. "My seismic application is 1.8x faster on the K10, compared with the Tesla M2090 GPU within the same power envelope. This transformational technology will dramatically accelerate our ability to find and safely reach new oil and gas reserves, as 90 percent of our computational power comes from the GPUs."

The NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU can help agencies increase national security by improving the quality, and speeding the delivery of, actionable video analytics and image forensics to security and law-enforcement officials. GPUs speed up by as much as 100x the process of analyzing thousands of video feeds generated by security cameras and drones, enabling analysts to better identify events and individuals of interest.

"The massive amount of video data being generated from security cameras and UAVs presents a 'new big data' problem for the defense industry", stated Yiannis Antoniades, director of ISR Technology at BAE Systems. "We now have broad access to robust, high-quality video, but often we cannot analyze it quickly enough to generate actionable intelligence. GPUs are being used to accelerate nearly every aspect of video analytics, from video stabilization to orthorectification, enabling us to provide real, valuable data to the field quicker than ever before."

The new NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU Computing Accelerator is available beginning this month from leading OEMs, including Appro Supercomputer Solutions, Dell, HP, IBM, SGI and Supermicro, as well as through NVIDIA distribution partners.
Source: NVIDIA

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Primeur weekly 2012-05-21

The Cloud

Green Grid to bring EMEA focus to energy debate at Datacentres 2012 ...

Second Call for Participation: SCI-BUS, SHIWA, EDGI joint Summer School on Workflows and Gateways for Grids and Clouds ...

Illinois Technology Association names Ian Foster as Technologist of the Year ...

NVIDIA introduces world's first virtualized GPU, accelerating graphics for Cloud computing ...

Cloud gaming moves at the blink of an eye with NVIDIA GeForce GRID ...

IBM expands global Cloud capabilities with advanced SmartCloud services and new customer adoption ...

Oracle unveils Oracle RightNow CX Cloud service combined with Oracle Fusion CRM in the Cloud ...

Desktop Grids

BOINCstats and BAM! relaunched ...

EuroFlash

GÉANT and Mantychore partnership to enable faster creation of virtual infrastructures across Europe ...

IBM helps Greece Television Network tame Big Data with LTO Tape storage ...

EMI 2 - Matterhorn - has been released  ...

USFlash

NVIDIA pioneers new standard for High Performance Computing with Tesla GPUs built on Kepler architecture ...

NVIDIA Tesla K10 GPU accelerates search for oil and gas reserves, signal and image processing for defense industry ...

First academic case competition proposes novel ways to put IBM Watson to work ...

New x86 solutions optimized for smarter computing workloads ...

Allinea Software unlocks Blue Waters' full potential ...

Appro announces 210 TFLOPs of supercomputing based on Intel Xeon processor E5 Family deployed and in full production for the Kyoto University ...

New release of Oracle VM now available ...

HP expands its next-generation data centre infrastructure with installation of first HP EcoPOD ...

HP delivers increased performance, automation with new HP ProLiant Gen8 servers ...