%T A prototype simulator output movie system based on parallel processing technology
%A N. Carmichael, D. Hewson, J. van der Vorst
%E Charlie Askew
%B OUG\-9: Occam and the Transputer \-\- Research and Applications
%X New parallel processing technologies potentially offer
immense computing power at a very reasonable price. However
it is not yet clear how best this potential may be realised
for the large class of applications of concern to the Shell
computing community. Shell U.K. (Expro) Ltd., as one of that
company\[rs]s ninth licensing round initiatives, decided to
purchase a parallel processing machine (a member of the
"computing surface" range from Meiko
Ltd.,a Bristol ,U.K., based company). In order to test the
abilities of the machine and its suppliers, dynamic
"movie style" display of oil or gas
reservoir simulator output (ie. changing fluid distributions
within the reservoir) was chosen as an application example.
The presentation will give a brief description of the
application and of how it is placed on the machine. These
devices are now being routinely used by reservoir
engineers.Operational usage of the system will be discussed
(a video of an interactive session will be available) and
some more general remarks about the placement of such
technology within an extensive heterogeneous computing
environment will be made.
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