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Solutions for Upstream Workflows

SGI solutions are designed from the ground up to meet the demands of the energy industry. Whether you are storing and processing raw seismic data acquired in the Gulf of Mexico, processing and archiving it in London, interpreting it in Beijing or running reservoir simulations in the Middle East, SGI solutions provide integrated high-performance computing, storage and visualization capabilities that support your business goals and provide practical solutions to computer center infrastructure and system management issues.

Data Acquisition and Quality Control

SGI offers end-to-end data acquisition and quality control solutions that won't stop when you're taking data. These solutions build on SGI's extensive experience building high-bandwidth data-streaming solutions for Government and Media customers, and fit in tight spaces so they can be deployed where seismic data is collected.

  • High performance, high density streaming RAID storage and SGI developed guaranteed rate I/O providew end-to-end storage solution that won't stop when you're taking data.
  • Optimized density, power and cooling maximize HPC, storage and visualization capabilities in tight spaces and deploy where seismic data is collected.
  • Full solution customization and testing through SGI Professional Services enbale complete solutions that are 100% tuned to your specifications and are ready to go when they arrive.

Seismic Imaging

Whether you need 16 or 16,000 CPU cores for your seismic imaging, SGI offers solutions that optimize performance and minimize the impact on existing computer room infrastructure and system management. Computing and storage are pre-integrated to your specifications, and offer peak operating efficiency and flexibility by using the latest Intel® Xeon® CPUs, high bandwidth interconnects, and integrated I/O.

  • Optimized density, power and cooling that maximize capabilities with minimum changes to computer room infrastructure.
  • Reliability, availability and serviceability designed from the start for increased uptime and reduced expenses with no single points of failure.
  • Centralized system, software and user management solutions that can scale from 16 to thousands of CPU cores, with a single point of management.

Reservoir Management

As demand outpaces new discoveries, greater emphasis is being placed on simulation driven reservoir management. However, not all reservoir simulations are the same, so SGI offers a choice of integrated cluster solutions and scalable shared memory solutions running Linux® that offer unified I/O and single system management advantages.

  • A choice of distribute memory or shared memory / unified IO / single system solutions to best meet your specific reservoir simulation needs and system management capabilities.
  • High bandwidth interconnects on all systems allow you to complete long running simulations faster by using more CPUs, more efficiently.
  • Reliability, availability and serviceability designed from the start enable long running reservoir models to complete without time consuming restarts.

Data Management

Data is the lifeblood of the energy industry, and fast access to current data and retrieval of historical data can accelerate exploration, lead to increased production, and reduce overall project risks. SGI offers a family of high-performance storage and file virtualization solutions that offer performance, features and value that maximize team performance and computing efficiency while reducing both capital expenses and operating costs.

  • Performance optimized, scalable RAID for large file sizes, maximum throughput with multiple simultaneous interconnects, and minimum rebuild times.
  • Tiered Data Management that transparently migrates from low density, slow devices to more performance and cost effective solutions.
  • Fully scalable Lustre environments, designed and integrated by SGI that leverages the latest RAID technologies.


For individual seismic interpretation and asset team workflow optimization, powerful and flexible visualization solutions are a requirement. SGI offers remote visualization solutions that support application service provider or local service provider thin-client visualization architectures, and customized, integrated multi-application team visualization environments that accelerate decisions in time-critical interpretation and drilling environments.

  • Blade based, high performance remote visualization environments allow you to deploy data centric, thin-client solutions that maximize data security and system utilization while minimizing costs.
  • Fully customizable, multi-application group visualization environments increase asset team productivity by leveraging SGI's 20+ years of building custom visualization environments
  • Complete solutions that integrate visualization with high performance computing and data management which leverage the benefits of SGI's cluster and shared memory solutions to accelerate processing and interpretation.