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Primeur weekly 2019-09-16

Focus

France is preparing to host an EuroHPC exascale system in 2022/2023 ...

Crowd computing

Purdue's nanoHUB@Home project lets anyone contribute to cutting-edge nanotechnology research - no PhD required ...

Quantum computing

ABN AMRO and QuSoft partnership to explore the power of quantum software ...

Q-CTRL leaps into the global top-10 of quantum start-ups ...

Quantum computers by AQT and University of Innsbruck leverage Cirq for quantum algorithm development ...

IBM and Fraunhofer join forces on Quantum Computing Initiative for Germany ...

Focus on Europe

GENCI to deploy new strategic plan 2019-2023 ...

IBM and SKODA AUTO University collaborate on new digital skills for students ...

Middleware

ORNL staff to highlight OpenACC's role in HPC at Annual Meeting ...

Hardware

Panasas High-performance data storage supports environmentally responsible energy exploration at Magseis Fairfield ...

Supermicro expands high-performance SuperWorkstation system portfolio with launch of new solution ...

National Science Foundation $1,4 million grant will help develop cyberinfrastructure across Midwest ...

Applications

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way ...

From the subatomic to the intergalactic: scientists gather in Leicester to share supercomputer results ...

Artificial intelligence helps to predict hybrid nanoparticle structures ...

Computer simulations predicted structure of gold cluster that chops carbon dioxide ...

Forging new frontiers in AI education: Diercks Hall opens at Milwaukee School of Engineering ...

AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road ...

ANSYS and LS-DYNA creator Livermore Software Technology Corporation sign definitive acquisition agreement ...

New computing education group joins TACC ...

GPUs power GE code at OLCF hackathons ...

The Cloud

Mellanox to ship record of more than one million ConnectX adapters in Q3 2019 ...

SUSE enhances delivery of modern containerized and Cloud native applications ...

Univa expands Navops launch multi-Cloud automation to the Slurm community ...

Univa unveils Navops Launch 2.0 ...

Panasas High-performance data storage supports environmentally responsible energy exploration at Magseis Fairfield

12 Sep 2019 Sunnyvale - Panasas, a proven expert in high-performance computing (HPC) data storage solutions, has released a case study featuring the marine survey activities of Panasas customer Magseis Fairfield, a Norway-based geophysics firm that provides ocean bottom seismic acquisition services for exploration and production (E&P) companies. Magseis Fairfield deploys the Panasas ActiveStor appliance for remote storage support in rugged off-shore environments around the world, where it acquires and stores large amounts of seismic 3D and 4D data used to create highly accurate reservoir models that help reduce the risk of drilling errors, avoid unnecessary disruption of natural sites, and streamline resource extraction.

Magseis Fairfield utilizes several generations of Panasas storage technology for offshore projects. Over the years, data requirements have grown from 250 terabytes (TB) per vessel to as much as 600TB. Combined, Panasas provides 1.6 petabytes (PB) of storage that supports a wide range of projects in regions including the Gulf of Mexico, the Red Sea, North Sea, West Africa, Caribbean, and South America. With its ease of installation, reliability, adaptability and low-touch management, ActiveStor is uniquely positioned to deal with the challenges of an offshore storage deployment.

"Part of the reason we've relied on Panasas for so long is that the solution and support they provide give us peace of mind", explained Janie Garcia, manager of onboard processing at Magseis Fairfield. "Our storage solution must be robust enough to survive the offshore environment. The system is being accessed 24 hours a day and we require the flexibility to move equipment from one vessel to another and from one country to another. The storage system must be able to tolerate this type of constant handling. Even when we bring on additional data, Panasas still performs exactly as we would expect. We can count on the solution to handle everything we can throw at it. That helps us meet our deadlines and ensure that clients get the information they need."

A single offshore acquisition vessel consists of 80 to 100 personnel - including navigators, geophysicists, and marine mammal observers. The geoscientists responsible for data collection need a highly reliable, low-touch storage solution since there is no dedicated IT staff on the vessel. ActiveStor features an intuitive, graphical management interface so even nontechnical personnel can perform maintenance and solve problems. In addition, Panasas' 24-hour-a-day remote support ensures that an expert is always available should geoscientists need help troubleshooting.

"As an innovator in the seismic market, Magseis Fairfield is constantly looking for ways to optimize data acquisition operations and storage plays a key role in this effort", stated Jim Donovan, chief sales and marketing officer of Panasas. "Whether it's supporting the acquisition of ever-increasing amounts of data or ensuring that consistently high performance is delivered, regardless of application, workload or number of users, crews using Panasas ActiveStor know they have the robust, reliable storage equipment they need to get the job done."

To find out more about Magseis Fairfield's advanced ocean-bottom node (OBN) technology and their groundbreaking patented Z node design for the safe and efficient acquisition of high-quality data, you can read the full case study online .

Source: Panasas

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Primeur weekly 2019-09-16

Focus

France is preparing to host an EuroHPC exascale system in 2022/2023 ...

Crowd computing

Purdue's nanoHUB@Home project lets anyone contribute to cutting-edge nanotechnology research - no PhD required ...

Quantum computing

ABN AMRO and QuSoft partnership to explore the power of quantum software ...

Q-CTRL leaps into the global top-10 of quantum start-ups ...

Quantum computers by AQT and University of Innsbruck leverage Cirq for quantum algorithm development ...

IBM and Fraunhofer join forces on Quantum Computing Initiative for Germany ...

Focus on Europe

GENCI to deploy new strategic plan 2019-2023 ...

IBM and SKODA AUTO University collaborate on new digital skills for students ...

Middleware

ORNL staff to highlight OpenACC's role in HPC at Annual Meeting ...

Hardware

Panasas High-performance data storage supports environmentally responsible energy exploration at Magseis Fairfield ...

Supermicro expands high-performance SuperWorkstation system portfolio with launch of new solution ...

National Science Foundation $1,4 million grant will help develop cyberinfrastructure across Midwest ...

Applications

Brain-inspired computing could tackle big problems in a small way ...

From the subatomic to the intergalactic: scientists gather in Leicester to share supercomputer results ...

Artificial intelligence helps to predict hybrid nanoparticle structures ...

Computer simulations predicted structure of gold cluster that chops carbon dioxide ...

Forging new frontiers in AI education: Diercks Hall opens at Milwaukee School of Engineering ...

AI to help drive engine efficiencies on the road ...

ANSYS and LS-DYNA creator Livermore Software Technology Corporation sign definitive acquisition agreement ...

New computing education group joins TACC ...

GPUs power GE code at OLCF hackathons ...

The Cloud

Mellanox to ship record of more than one million ConnectX adapters in Q3 2019 ...

SUSE enhances delivery of modern containerized and Cloud native applications ...

Univa expands Navops launch multi-Cloud automation to the Slurm community ...

Univa unveils Navops Launch 2.0 ...