Shell’s North American unit is to deploy Okland, CA-based ModViz’ Virtual Graphics Platform (VGP) 2.0 package to visualize complex or very large 3D data sets. The agreement enables users of Shell’s in-house developed 123DI seismic interpretation package to leverage multiple graphics processors and multiple CPU cores in a single workstation. 123DI is utilized throughout Shell on the desktop, in collaboration sessions or ‘Team Rooms’ and in Visualization Centers.
ModViz VP sales, Richard Thomas, said, ‘The Shell agreement was the culmination of successful evaluations by Shell’s 123DI Development Team and 123DI end users. The initial evaluation concluded that VGP enables them to work interactively with much larger objects, thus greatly improving day-to-day productivity and gaining better perspectives on their data.’ ModViz’s OpenGL-based software transparently virtualizes 3D graphics-intensive applications across multiple GPU/CPUs.
ModViz CEO Tom Coull added, ‘Oil and gas has some of the most demanding 3D visualization needs of any industry. VGP adds cutting-edge virtualization technology customized for today’s complex architectures to bring the power of such advanced hardware to users of mainstream and custom applications.’
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