***Please Note: This is NOT SEG Special Session 7 to be held Thursday, November 13th.***

High Performance Computing in Oil and Gas:
Technical Directions and Operations Issues

Friday, November 14, 2008
Mandalay Bay Convention Center - Las Vegas, NV
Ballroom L
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM

This workshop will focus on the advances being made in the computing industry, how they are being implemented in oil and gas, and the operational issues that must be addressed in managing an HPC environment.

The following topics will be discussed during the workshop on Friday:

    1. Review of current activity in oil and gas companies and seismic contractors. HPC managers will discuss their current systems and coming challenges.

    2. Technology directions. This will include presentations from the technology leaders in the high performance computing industry. If possible, we will encourage joint presentations with vendors and customers reviewing their work.

    3. Operations Issues. Systems administrators will discuss cluster management requirements, facilities managers will discuss challenges meeting growing power and cooling requirements.

And the day will conclude with a panel discussion where the audience can address questions to the presenters.


Henri Calandra and Scott Morton are organizing an SEG Special Session, titled High Performance Computing, for Thursday morning, November 13th, on the application of high-performance computing to geoscience problems. We are coordinating topics to minimize overlap and present a more complete view of our industry.