Paradigm™ reports that the second update release of its Paradigm 2011 application suite provides accelerated computation of seismic trace attributes through use of NVIDIA Maximus™ technology. This innovative implementation enables seismic interpreters to calculate seismic trace attributes at their desktop in interactive or dramatically reduced times, in order to more quickly recover structural or depositional features from seismic data.
NVIDIA Maximus technology combines the visualization and interactive design capability of NVIDIA Quadro® GPUs and the high-performance computing power of NVIDIA Tesla® GPUs in a single workstation. Its CUDA® parallel computing platform and programming model make it particularly suitable for the high-performance computing performed by Paradigm’s advanced image enhancement tools.
“Paradigm actively seeks to take advantage of new hardware technologies, such as NVIDIA Maximus technology, to improve our customers’ performance and efficiency,” said Laura Evins, product manager of seismic attributes at Paradigm. “By significantly accelerating the calculation of seismic trace attributes, interpreters can evaluate new workflows and practices to gain more from their seismic data investment.”