HPC for Energy Exploration and Production with IBM Platform Computing
Chemical and petroleum organizations face huge upstream and downstream challenges. The cost of exploration is high. The cost of drilling and the consequences from drilling in a wrong location can costs hundreds of millions in dollars in sunk cost; this is in addition to months if not years incurred to secure drilling rights and to set up infrastructure to support the drilling.
Oil and gas producers rely heavily on 3D simulations and models to help pinpoint the most promising areas for exploration. Engineers therefore need more and more processing power to run these simulations. IBM® Platform Computing™ solutions cluster, grid, and HPC cloud management software can help address these challenges.
Stricter Regulations & Shortened Timelines
With stricter regulations and the need to compress the timeline from discovery to production, chemical and petroleum teams need comprehensive, high performance technical computing infrastructure solutions with the flexibility to process massive amounts of data and support increasingly sophisticated analyses. In traditional IT environments, computing resources are often siloed, resulting in over- and under-capacity in many cases. Furthermore, much of these resources are dispersed across the globe, often in remote locations making their management hard to do.
Accelerate Diverse Compute & Data-Intensive Applications
The IBM Platform Computing solutions provide cluster, grid and high performance computing (HPC) cloud management software to meet the demands of chemical and petroleum firms. The software is designed to accelerate time-to-results for compute- and data-intensive applications, accelerating workloads as diverse as reservoir modeling, seismic analysis, flow analytic, and weather forecasting on distributed computing environments.
The IBM Platform Computing product family helps to improve IT professionals’ confidence that all available resources are fully utilized 24 x 7. Platform Computing software solutions help manage and accelerate workload processing and guarantee their completion across a distributed, shared IT environment, while fully utilizing all HPC resources—regardless of operating system or architecture.
Scheduling capabilities help allocate resources to users, groups and jobs in a fashion consistent with service level agreements (SLAs). With extended SLA-based scheduling policies, these software solutions simplify administration and ensure optimal alignment of business SLAs with available infrastructure resources.
Data, data, and more data
As data volumes grow and technical applications require more compute power, chemical and petroleum companies of all sizes need to transform and to integrate their infrastructure to meet demand. IBM enables companies to accelerate time-to-value with intuitive and powerful solutions designed for large data volumes and compute-intensive applications. IBM offers application ready solutions for the chemical and petroleum industry that are optimized for technical workloads, simplified for easy adoption and management, and designed to help companies increase their competitive advantage with an agile, high-performance technical computing environment. These application ready solutions are available on IBM Platform Computing, IBM System x, IBM Flex System™ x86 and Power reference architecture.
With a complete, integrated application ready platform, organizations benefit from ease of procurement, deployment, use and support. Chemical and petroleum companies can accelerate time-to-results at a lower total cost of ownership while making it easier to scale as business grows.
Improve Productivity & Increase Throughput
By improving utilization, resources are more readily available, helping researchers to get more work done in a shorter amount of time. This can improve collaboration across the clinical development value chain for better insights and superior results. Platform Computing solutions are designed to help:
As data volumes grow and technical applications require more compute power, chemical and petroleum companies of all sizes need to transform and to integrate their infrastructure to meet demand. IBM Platform Computing enables companies to accelerate time-to-value with intuitive and powerful clusters, grid and HPC cloud management software solutions designed for large data volumes and compute-intensive applications.