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Digging for Black Gold: The oil and gas industry pushes HPC capabilities to their limits

PBS Works featured within Scientific-Computing World's April/May 2013 issue ‘Oil and gas users generally have large clusters,’ says Rick Watkins, account manager at Altair, which produces PBS Works. ‘And clusters need management! Both seismic processing and reservoir simulation are compute-intensive, so oil and gas has always been an early adopter of HPC technology. It’s also about ensuring that any task is using the right resources. We have alternative resources now, such as GPUs and other accelerators, which oil and gas codes are starting to utilise. So, it’s just simple business sense to have cluster management software in place of a team of people allocating jobs to resources. Read more...

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