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Primeur weekly 2018-05-07

Quantum computing

Portland State receives NSF grant to battle cyber-security threats ...

Picking one photon out of the flow ...

Focus on Europe

Spring 2018 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

Middleware

Software System Award honours Project Jupyter Team ...

Hardware

Cray reports first quarter 2018 financial results ...

Cavium announces ThunderX2 general availability ...

NetSpeed and Esperanto partner to power SoCs for Artificial Intelligence ...

UltraSoC analytics IP selected by Esperanto Technologies for RISC-V many-core parallel processing in AI and ML applications ...

Design for magneto-electric device may improve your memory ...

Cavium announces availability of driver to support NVMe over fibre channel ...

Supermicro launches new look all-flash 1U server with 256TB of hot-swap NVMe optimized Intel "Ruler" drives ...

Applications

CIRES expert and NIST colleagues discover electroplated rhenium's unexpected superconductive characteristics ...

Supercomputer simulations reveal new "Achilles heel" in dengue virus ...

Nanodiamond turns into controllable light source ...

Catching mantle plumes by their magma tails - Deep Earth imaging supported by XSEDE resources ...

Nine research teams receive GLCPC allocations on Blue Waters ...

NCSA announces 2018-19 Blue Waters Graduate Fellows ...

Eni achieves breakthrough in oil & gas reservoir numerical modelling with HPC4 supercomputer ...

The Cloud

Cisco sets new standard for production grade Kubernetes, enabling enterprises to confidently deliver technology innovation faster with AppDynamics and Cisco CloudCenter ...

Bright Computing signs X-ISS as reseller and services partner ...

Eni achieves breakthrough in oil & gas reservoir numerical modelling with HPC4 supercomputer


2 May 2018 San Donato Milanese - Eni's industry-leading HPC4 supercomputer, recently deployed in Eni's Green Data Center facility, performed a breakthrough calculation, opening the path to a new era for reservoir engineering numerical modelling. HPC4 executed 100,000 high-resolution reservoir model simulation runs, taking into account geological uncertainties, in a record time of 15 hours. In comparison, most reservoir engineers in the industry can run just one single simulation run in a few hours with CPU-based hardware and software.

The calculation was performed using the full capacity of the new hybrid HPC cluster equipped with 3200 Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) and Stone Ridge Technology's ECHELON reservoir simulation software. A high-resolution model of a deep-water reservoir, with 5.7 million active cells, was executed with 100,000 different geological realizations, each one running on a single GPU in an average time of 28 minutes to simulate 15 years of production.

The path opened by this technology is a key and integral part of Eni's digital strategy and transformation. This run is not only proof of computing power, but also the first practical step to provide all of Eni's reservoir engineers access to a powerful processing tool for more accurately quantifying subsurface uncertainty and continually incorporating data into “live” models on operating assets. It will further enhance Eni's capability to accelerate the time-to-market of projects and deliver outstanding reservoir management strategies for all producing fields.

Eni's Green data Center's hybrid supercomputers (HPC 3 and HPC4) have a peak performance capacity of 22.4 PetaFlop/s and provide strategic support to the company's digital transformation process across the entire value chain, from the exploration and development of oil and gas reservoirs, to the management of the Big Data generated in the operational phase by all of the company's assets.
Source: Eni

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2018-05-07

Quantum computing

Portland State receives NSF grant to battle cyber-security threats ...

Picking one photon out of the flow ...

Focus on Europe

Spring 2018 edition of the e-IRG Magazine available ...

Middleware

Software System Award honours Project Jupyter Team ...

Hardware

Cray reports first quarter 2018 financial results ...

Cavium announces ThunderX2 general availability ...

NetSpeed and Esperanto partner to power SoCs for Artificial Intelligence ...

UltraSoC analytics IP selected by Esperanto Technologies for RISC-V many-core parallel processing in AI and ML applications ...

Design for magneto-electric device may improve your memory ...

Cavium announces availability of driver to support NVMe over fibre channel ...

Supermicro launches new look all-flash 1U server with 256TB of hot-swap NVMe optimized Intel "Ruler" drives ...

Applications

CIRES expert and NIST colleagues discover electroplated rhenium's unexpected superconductive characteristics ...

Supercomputer simulations reveal new "Achilles heel" in dengue virus ...

Nanodiamond turns into controllable light source ...

Catching mantle plumes by their magma tails - Deep Earth imaging supported by XSEDE resources ...

Nine research teams receive GLCPC allocations on Blue Waters ...

NCSA announces 2018-19 Blue Waters Graduate Fellows ...

Eni achieves breakthrough in oil & gas reservoir numerical modelling with HPC4 supercomputer ...

The Cloud

Cisco sets new standard for production grade Kubernetes, enabling enterprises to confidently deliver technology innovation faster with AppDynamics and Cisco CloudCenter ...

Bright Computing signs X-ISS as reseller and services partner ...