DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING APPLICATIONS IN FORWARD AND INVERSE GEOPHYSICAL MODELING

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Energy
Branch:
N/A
Amount:
$49,979.00
Award Year:
1991
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
N/A
Agency Tracking Number:
14450
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Weidlinger Associates Inc
4410 El Camino Real, Suite 110, Los Altos, CA, 94022
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 Dr Victor Pereyra
 Principal Investigator
 () -
Business Contact
Phone: (415) 949-3010
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
THE PURPOSE OF THIS PHASE I RESEARCH IS TO DEVELOP NUMERICAL ALGORITHMS AND PROTOTYPE DISTRIBUTED COMPUTER SYSTEMS FOR PERFORMING LARGE SCALE COMPUTATIONS IN FORWARD AND INVERSE GEOPHYSICAL MODELING, WITH APPLICATIONS IN OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION, HIGH RESOLUTION RESERVOIR DELINEATION, AND STRUCTURAL MAPPING. CODES ARE BEING DEVELOPED FOR SEISMIC RAY TRACING AND TRAVEL TIME INVERSION IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL COMPLEX GEOLOGICAL MEDIA THAT REQUIRE SUPERCOMPUTERS FOR PRACTICAL APPLICATION. COARSE GRAIN PARALLELISM INHERENT IN RAY TRACING AND INVERSION SOFTWARE HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED THROUGH EXPERIENCE WITH ADAPTING THEM TOCOOPERATIVE DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING. UNDER THE PLANNED PROJECT, TESTING IS BEING EXTENDED AND STRATEGIES FOR DEVELOPING ALGORITHMS AND SOFTWARE FOR DISTRIBUTED NETWORKS OF HETEROGENEOUS COMPUTERS ARE BEING EXPLORED.

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