TerraSpark Unveils First Advanced Automated Fault Extraction™ on NVIDIA GPUs at EAGE 2012

 TerraSpark Unveils First Advanced Automated Fault Extraction™ on NVIDIA GPUs
                                 at EAGE 2012

Taking the concept of Interpretation Intelligence™ to new levels, TerraSpark
Geosciences and NVIDIA demonstrate orders-of-magnitude faster execution using
NVIDIA Maximus technology.

PR Newswire

COPENHAGEN, May 25, 2012

COPENHAGEN, May 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- At the European Association of
Geoscientists and Engineers' 74th Conference and Exhibition, TerraSpark
Geosciences LLC will be previewing its new GPU-enhanced Advanced Automated
Fault Extraction (aAFE) solution, one of the company's flagship technologies
and a core component of the Interpretation Intelligence concept. The
presentations will take place in the NVIDIA / HP booth 186.

Developed in cooperation with NVIDIA, TerraSpark aAFE uses NVIDIA® Maximus™
technology, which brings together the professional 3D graphics capability of
NVIDIA Quadro® professional graphics processing units (GPUs) with the massive
parallel-computing power of the NVIDIA Tesla® C2075 companion processor. The
unified technology transparently assigns work to the right processor and is
certified by industry-leading application vendors. NVIDIA Maximus provides
tremendous performance improvements in execution times compared to
traditional, multi-core CPU architectures.

"aAFE delivers the most accurate fault interpretation results in the industry,
but there is some inconvenience to users waiting on day-long processing tasks,
even though they are saving weeks of tedious fault interpretation. GPU
computing has taken away that hurdle, reducing processing times by a factor of
more than 10x," says Philip Neri, Vice President of Marketing for TerraSpark.
"Utilizing just a Quadro 6000 graphics card, the process already will execute
in just a few hours; by adding NVIDIA Maximus technology that adds the NVIDIA
Tesla co-processor, our customers will realize a further, dramatic reduction
in compute times."

TerraSpark is pioneering the industry's transition to Interpretation
Intelligence, which replaces the tedious and labor-intensive workflows found
in traditional seismic interpretation software. Interpreters allocate
significantly more time to decision making, resulting in more accurate results
in less time.

"NVIDIA has long been a partner of TerraSpark through its history of
innovation in 3D interpretation and high-level graphics," said Michele
Isernia, Energy Industry Alliances program manager for NVIDIA. "Our
collaboration on the GPU implementation of compute-intensive processes has
allowed TerraSpark to leverage the capabilities of NVIDIA Maximus technology
for even greater end-user benefits."

About TerraSpark

TerraSpark Geosciences LLC (www.terraspark.com), a privately-owned company
headquartered in Westminster, Colorado, combines upstream industry experience,
geoscience expertise and computer science skills to deliver groundbreaking
software solutions for seismic data interpretation and processing, directional
well-path planning and 3D visualization.

Contact: Philip Neri
         VP Marketing – philip.neri@terraspark.com

SOURCE TerraSpark
 
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