The unique benefit is the fully-integrated hardware / software / services stack, of which you can McMix and McMatch according to your needs. DUG’s entire software platform (potentially including source code) is available to accelerate your research, development, and production. Why would you wish to write FWI/RTM code when DUG’s code is available with all these features.
Clients can use DUG’s code as-is, or edit or replace DUG’s geophysical solutions for:
1. Loop skipping
3. Elastic parameters
6. LS RTM
7. High-contrast velocity models (e.g. salt)
Or clients can add other features — and of course maintain total ownership of their IP.
In fact, all of DUG’s codes are engineered to run on super large machines. For example, a single Kirchhoff Migration will happily run on an entire compute cluster without loss of efficiency. Compare that with other software suites.
DUG’s seismic interpretation software package, DUG Insight, will have full support from DUG McCloud. Users will be able to store data and sessions in the DUG cloud seamlessly, with on-demand access to compute. The cloud facilitates ease of access to DUG Insight management and support. No local (in-office) servers are required for DUG Insight users who choose this route in future.
DUG McCloud will become a powerful resource for DUG’s multi-client partners who can use it as a data storage and delivery centre.
The initial DUG McCloud data hall has 15 MW of power, which will house a 250 petaflop (single-precision) machine once fully installed. Power, room, and plans are in hand to expand the facility beyond an exaflop.
The DUG McCloud data hall is one of the greenest computer rooms on earth with a PUE of 1.03 thanks to DUG’s patented cooling solution, DUG Cool.