NVIDIA and VSG Accelerate Oil & Gas Exploration

October 30, 2009 at 10:46 pm Leave a comment

NVIDIA and Visualization Sciences Group (VSG), developer of 3D solutions for the oil and gas industry, announced the newest release of the Open Inventor 3D Graphics Toolkit will employ the NVIDIA® CompleX™ scene-scaling acceleration engine, enabling the visualization and manipulation of huge data sets required for energy exploration.

            Open Inventor 8.1 by VSG integrates the CompleX engine, enabling advanced 3D applications to fully scale across the multiple graphics processing units (GPUs) powering NVIDIA Quadro® Plex visual computing systems. This technology turns a single workstation into a visual supercomputer, providing engineers and scientists an immersive, ultra-high resolution experience capable of handling extremely large visual scenes, such as those used in seismic interpretation and reservoir modeling.

            “This innovative package makes it possible to manipulate and access massive scenes in a practical, efficient way,” said Jean Bernard Cazeaux, CEO of VSG. “An application powered by Open Inventor 8.1 with CompleX running on a Quadro Plex system delivers a smoother, faster frame rate, and offers a much more interactive experience for engineers and geophysicists when viewing a seismic dataset of 100 million triangles. Without it, the performance would be unbearably slow.”

            “The value of NVIDIA application acceleration engines integrated into software like Open Inventor and powered by Quadro professional solutions is incredibly significant to the oil and gas industry,” said Jeff Brown, general manager, NVIDIA Professional Solutions Group. “Geophysicists can perform large-scale visualization faster and with greater precision—meaning they can discover new energy reserves more rapidly and cost effectively than ever before.”

            Open Inventor is an object-oriented, cross-platform, 3D graphics toolkit for developing interactive 3D graphics applications using C++, .NET or Java. The easy-to-use application programming interface, extensible architecture and large set of advanced components provide developers with a high-level platform for rapid prototyping and development of 3D graphics applications.

            NVIDIA application acceleration engines like CompleX, which are available at no charge, are highly optimized software modules enabling developers to supercharge their products with high-performance capabilities. When combined with NVIDIA Quadro solutions, they unleash advanced creative and investigative possibilities for professionals. Quadro Plex solutions deliver breakthrough levels of productivity and capability, giving geophysicists, scientists, engineers and other technical professionals the visual supercomputing power they need to tackle today’s biggest challenges.

www.open-inventor.com

www.nvidia.com/quadro

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