SEG 2007 Post-Convention Workshop

High Performance Computing in Geophysics
Friday, September 28, 2007

8:30 Opening and welcome - Keith Gray
Session 1: Value of HPC
8:45 Bottlenecks in Silicon, Carbon and Waves: A historical perspective
Peter Breunig, Chevron, General Manager Technical Computing
9:15 Let's target the bright spot with HPC
Henri Houllevigue, TOTAL SA, Geophysical Operations & Technology Manager
9:45 IDC HPC Market Update: Trends and Concerns About HPC In Oil and Gas
Earl Joseph, IDC, Program Vice President
10:15 - 10:30 Break
Session 2: Seismic Imaging Algorithm Developments / Implications on HPC Requirements
10:30 Looking for the efficient match between data, algorithm and platform
Henri Calandra, TOTAL, Technical advisor, Depth Imaging & HPC
10:45 Geophysical trends and their computing demands
John Etgen, BP, Senior Advisor, Seismic Imaging
Session 3: What People are doing today
11:15 Update on High Performance Computing at BP
Keith Gray, BP, Manager of High Performance Computing
11:45 Datacenter for Seismic Processing: Challenges and Evolutions
Laurent Darrien, TOTAL, HPC Datacenter Manager
12:15 - 1:00 Lunch Break
Session 4: Technology Directions
1:00 Multicore, energy and all the other things us HPC folks have to deal with
Richard Kauffman, HP, CTO of HPTC
1:30 Cores, Nodes and Petabyte Computing
Eng Lim Goh, SGI, Senior Vice-President and Chief Technology Officer
 2:00 Trends in cluster fault tolerance and parallel file systems standards
Garth Gibson, Panasas, Associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University
 2:30 - 2:45 Break
Session 5:   Potential Breakthroughs for HPC in Geophysics
2:45 On the Technology Path to PetaScale Computing
Earl Dodd, IBM, Deep Computing Strategy & Business Development
3:15 Jay Pickett, Intel
3:45 Andy Keane, nVidia
Session 6
3:45 - 5:00 Panel Discussion