Roxar has just released Tempest 6.3, a new version of its reservoir simulator, which now sports a parallel processing capability. Tempest 6.3 leverages the message passing interface (MPI) standard to run on high performance compute clusters. Tempest models black oil, compositional, dual porosity, steam and coal bed methane.
Tempest is closely integrated with Roxar’s IRAP RMS geomodeling package which now quantifies the effect of uncertainties to minimize risk. Roxar acquired its MPI technology through a partnership with HP. Tempest operates on Linux, UNIX and Windows.
The Roxar press release enigmatically concludes that ‘At a time when the future of some simulators is uncertain, Roxar remains fully committed to development, support and training for Tempest’.
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