The cloud with a geophysical lining.
The unique benefit is the fully-integrated hardware / software / services stack, of which you can use any or all 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.
DUG McCloud will come online in February 2019.
DUG has developed (Patent Publication WA 2017/091862A1) an advanced, flexible, and modular dielectric-fluid cooling solution, named DUG Cool. By popular demand, DUG now also provides this innovative cooling solution to the general HPC industry.
The running costs of HPC systems are commonly evaluated using the Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) metric. DUG currently operates DUG Cool data centres in our office locations in Perth, Houston, London, and KL, with a proven PUE of 1.05 or less. This is significantly better than the PUE of recognised “green” data centres around the world. Thus DUG McCloud will be a super energy-efficient facility, greener than green!