Source: NVIDIA Corporation
NVIDIA and VSG Accelerate Oil & Gas Exploration
Open Inventor by VSG Leverages NVIDIA Technology to Greatly Improve Quality and Performance When Visualizing Massive Data Sets
HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwire - October 26, 2009) - SEG 2009 -- NVIDIA and Visualization Sciences
Group (VSG), a leader in 3D development solutions for the oil & gas
industry, announced today that the newest release of the Open Inventor 3D
Graphics Toolkit will employ the NVIDIA® CompleX™
scene-scaling acceleration engine, enabling the visualization and
manipulation of huge data sets required for energy exploration.
Open Inventor 8.1
by VSG integrates the CompleX engine, enabling advanced 3D applications
to fully scale across the multiple graphics processing units (GPUs)
Quadro® Plex visual computing systems. This technology turns a single
workstation into a visual supercomputer, providing engineers and scientists
an immersive, ultra-high resolution experience capable of handling
extremely large visual scenes, such as those used in seismic interpretation
and other oil & gas-related research.
"This innovative package makes it possible to manipulate and access massive
scenes in a practical, efficient way," said Jean Bernard Cazeaux, CEO of
VSG. "An application powered by Open Inventor 8.1 with CompleX running on a
Quadro Plex system delivers a smoother, faster frame rate, and offers a
much more interactive experience for engineers and geophysicists when
viewing a seismic dataset of 100 million triangles. Without it, the
performance would be unbearably slow."
"The value of NVIDIA application acceleration engines integrated into
software like Open Inventor and powered by Quadro professional solutions is
incredibly significant to the oil and gas industry," said Jeff Brown,
general manager, NVIDIA Professional Solutions Group. "Geophysicists can
perform large-scale visualization faster and with greater precision --
meaning they can discover new energy reserves more rapidly and cost
effectively than ever before."
Open Inventor is an object-oriented, cross-platform 3D graphics toolkit for
developing industrial-strength, interactive, 3D graphics applications using
C++, .NET or Java. Its easy-to-use application programming interface,
extensible architecture and large set of advanced components provide
developers with a high-level platform for rapid prototyping and development
of 3D graphics applications.
NVIDIA application acceleration engines like CompleX, which are available
at no charge, are highly optimized software modules enabling developers to
supercharge their products with high-performance capabilities. When
combined with NVIDIA Quadro solutions, they unleash advanced creative and
investigative possibilities for professionals.
Quadro Plex solutions deliver breakthrough levels of productivity and
capability, giving geophysicists, scientists, engineers, and other
technical professionals the visual supercomputing power they need to tackle
today's biggest challenges.
VSG and NVIDIA will be demonstrating Open Inventor at the Society of
Exploration Geophysicists International Exposition (SEG) at the George R.
Brown Convention Center, Houston, TX, in the VSG booth #2310, Hall C,
October 26th through 29th.
For more information about Open Inventor 8.1 by VSG, please visit
For more information about NVIDIA, Quadro Plex, and NVIDIA Application
Acceleration Engines, please visit: http://www.nvidia.com/quadro.
Visualization Sciences Group ("VSG"), is the leading provider of
high-performance 3D visualization toolkits and software for engineers and
scientists, delivering advanced 3D software solutions for scientific data
visualization, engineering and simulation, materials science and
geosciences. Formerly TGS, VSG has been the Visualization Sciences Group of
Mercury Computer Systems, from May 2004, before becoming a stand-alone
company again on June 2009.
NVIDIA (NASDAQ: NVDA) awakened the world to the power of computer graphics
when it invented the graphics processing unit (GPU) in 1999. Since then, it
has consistently set new standards in visual computing with breathtaking,
interactive graphics available on devices ranging from portable media
players to notebooks to workstations. NVIDIA's expertise in programmable
GPUs has led to breakthroughs in parallel processing which make
supercomputing inexpensive and widely accessible. Fortune magazine has
ranked NVIDIA #1 in innovation in the semiconductor industry for two years
in a row. For more information, see www.nvidia.com.
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