Microsoft Expands High-Performance Computing Partner Ecosystem With Three New Upstream Oil and Gas Software Vendors

Posted by bink on November 13 2007, 11:07 PM. Posted in Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003.

Joint goal is to improve reservoir simulation and better enable mainstream use of high-performance computing across the upstream oil and gas industry.

Helping engineers in oil and gas tackle growing volumes of data, Microsoft Corp. today announced at the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition that it has added three upstream independent software vendors (ISVs) to its growing high-performance computing (HPC) partner ecosystem.

The new ISVs — Computer Modelling Group Ltd. (CMG), Roxar and SPT Group — have recently converted their reservoir simulation software solutions to run on Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 to help deliver more accessible HPC capabilities to the upstream oil and gas industry. In fact, more than 80 percent of oil and gas industry experts surveyed* early this year found that more ready access HPC capability could increase oil and gas production.

“Amplifying the impact of professionals across asset teams is of critical importance to oil and gas companies today,” said Craig Hodges, U.S. energy industry solutions director at Microsoft. “By building their reservoir modeling solutions to run on Windows Compute Cluster Server, these partners provide engineers and geoscientists with accessible high-performance computing resources — at the division, workgroup and desktop levels — and empower them to more easily submit and run jobs, and analyze and gain insights to make better reservoir management decisions faster.”

Built to easily integrate into a firm’s existing Windows environment, Windows Compute Cluster Server-based HPC makes it quick and easy for engineers and geoscientists to deploy compute clusters, submit simulation jobs and monitor their status. Windows Compute Cluster Server-based reservoir simulation software solutions are easy to use and integrate with existing infrastructures, quickly and more accurately than ever before.

New industry partners with reservoir simulation software solutions that run on Windows Compute Cluster Server 2003 are the following: Continue At Source

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