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CGS Cluster Foundation

The CGS Cluster Foundation serves as the infrastructure for CGS's technology, compatible with both an on-premise and cloud-based processing model that manages the extreme data I/O of next generation recording systems generating millions of channels per record while substantially reducing the compute time to image the data. The CGS Cluster Foundation allows the end-user to interactively run a compute intensive no-compromise seismic imaging algorithm over a sub volume and receive the new results in 15-60 seconds. Such processing power of extremely large datasets is possible because of the proprietary intelligent data staging among the compute nodes in the HPC cluster. The cluster's compute nodes run in parallel to produce 3D images quickly based on the extremely efficient staging of the seismic data. Note also that the CGS Cluster Foundation employs interactive processing, meaning that the end-user can interactively revise the velocity model and see the new results within seconds. This feature sets the CGS Cluster Foundation apart from similar technology because most "Big Data" cluster models operate using batch processing where the velocity model work and seismic imaging are independent tasks. Thanks to CGS' interactive computing, the user can customize the way in which the system processes the data to best fit the output with his or her needs. The CGS Cluster Foundation is primarily intended for use as a framework for CGS's seismic imaging technology, but the infrastructure is also designed to plug-in third party imaging algorithms and real-time drilling information. Additionally, the CGS Cluster Foundation is well suited for financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, and digital content compute processes. In other words, the CGS Cluster Foundation is useful in any case when large amounts of data have to be processed and analyzed with minimal delay.

Using On-Premise Computing and Cloud Computing Independently or Together with Intelligent Data Staging (IDS)
From an architectural perspective, running CGS Cluster Foundation for both on-premise compute nodes and cloud instances is straight-forward.
The below figure shows how this works.


CGS Cluster Foundation can use both on-premise compute nodes and virtual cloud compute nodes to efficiently stage seismic data and well data