SMT, NVIDIA to improve seismic graphics

Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT) is collaborating with NVIDIA Corp. to improve the performance of SMT Kingdom software using NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards.

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HOUSTON -- Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT) is collaborating with NVIDIA Corp. to improve the performance of SMT Kingdom software using NVIDIA Quadro graphics cards.

According to the companies, the integration of NVIDIA technology with SMT's software is designed to allow novice and experienced users to more quickly and efficiently model the subsurface.

In addition, the agreement gives SMT customers access to NVIDIA CUDA technology, a C-compiler and software development kit that allows software developers to tap into the parallel architecture of the GPU. By running CUDA on Quadro professional solutions, developers have the ability to process and visualize large amounts of geoscientific data in real-time, instead of minutes or hours, the companies say.

"Geoscientific analysis is becoming increasingly important, and the need for an accurate, high-quality system is essential," says Jeff Brown, general manager of professional solutions for NVIDIA. "SMT is empowering its customers by supporting Quadro graphics with NVIDIA CUDA programmability, allowing them to push beyond the boundaries of traditional 3D. It's a winning combination for seismic interpretation and modeling."

07/30/2008

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