Oil and Gas Industry Modeling

Achieve Highest Productivity for Oil and Gas High Performance Simulations

To reduce uncertainty in drilling and production, oil and gas company geologists and engineers conduct sophisticated and complex simulation and seismic analyses, including 3D modeling to represent the fluid and rock properties of the subsurface and 4D modeling technology that includes production histories. Oil and gas reservoir simulations representS an essential tool for the management of oil and gas reservoirs, and a key aspect of reservoir simulation is the representation of the well in the simulator and the linkage of the well to the reservoir.

Simulated reservoir model Surface-to-subsurface simulation
Simulated resevoir model Surface-to-subsurface simulation

The Challenge

Efficient HPC systems require high-bandwidth, low-latency connections between dozens or hundreds of multi-processor, multi-core CPUs and high-speed storage systems. Low-performance networking solutions or inflexible networking hardware creates an expensive bottleneck that degrades system performance, limits the capability of the HPC system, decreases the HPC system efficiency and utilization, and, as a result, limits the productivity of the oil and gas engineering simulations.

The Mellanox® Solution

Mellanox’s 56Gb/s InfiniBand and 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet interconnect solutions are designed for multi-core cluster environments and can efficiently handle multiple data streams simultaneously, while guaranteeing fast and reliable data transfers for each of the streams. With latency as low as 1 microsecond, throughput as high as 56Gb/s, extreme message rate, and low CPU overhead, Mellanox solutions enable fast and highly scalable communication among server processing units and storage systems, and therefore maximize the HPC system utilization into the high 90 percentile range, on average 50% higher than other networking solutions.

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Key Mellanox Advantages

  • The world’s fastest interconnect, supporting 10 and 40 Gigabit Ethernet, and 56Gb/s InfiniBand
  • Latency as low as 1 microsecond with InfiniBand and 2μs with Ethernet
  • Storage connectivity with InfiniBand, Ethernet, and Fibre Channel through BridgeX Gateway solutions
  • Lowest CPU overhead and highest networking infrastructure

Solution Components