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Issue No.02 - March/April (2011 vol.31)
pp: 41-49
Olav Lindtjorn , Schlumberger Stanford, Los Altos Stanford
Oliver Pell , Maxeler Technologies, London
Haohuan Fu , Stanford University Tsinghua University, Stanford Beijing
Michael Flynn , Maxeler Technologies, London
Oskar Mencer , Maxeler Technologies, London
ABSTRACT
<p>The oil and gas industry is a major user of high-performance computing, and geoscience computational cycles are dominated by kernels that are relatively few and well defined. This project explores accelerating geoscience applications using FPGA-based hardware, optimizing the algorithm and the hardware to achieve maximum performance. This approach can deliver speedup of 20 to 70 times compared with a conventional HPC node.</p>
INDEX TERMS
high-performance computing, geosciences, field-programmable gate array
CITATION
Olav Lindtjorn, Oliver Pell, Haohuan Fu, Michael Flynn, Oskar Mencer, "Beyond Traditional Microprocessors for Geoscience High-Performance Computing Applications", IEEE Micro, vol.31, no. 2, pp. 41-49, March/April 2011, doi:10.1109/MM.2011.17
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