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%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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