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.

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 100Gb/s InfiniBand and 10,40, 56 and 100 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 .7 microseconds, throughput as high as 100Gb/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 60% higher than other networking solutions.