ECHELON now supports AMD Instinct accelerators
In the rapidly evolving world of high-performance computing, staying at the forefront of technology is essential. Our company, Stone Ridge Technology, is a pioneer in GPU computing and is proud to announce a significant development that will provide users with more flexible hardware options and competitive pricing. We are very pleased to reveal that our high-performance reservoir simulator, ECHELON, now extends its support to include AMD as well as NVIDIA hardware, solidifying our position as the leading innovator in GPU computing for the oil and gas industry.
ECHELON has long been recognized for its ability to simulate large and complex reservoirs with unmatched speed and precision. It harnesses the incredible power of GPUs (Graphics Processing Units) to accelerate reservoir modeling and dramatically reduce simulation times. This technology has revolutionized the way reservoir engineers approach their work, unlocking novel workflows and new levels of efficiency and insight in the process.
NVIDIA GPUs have long been at the core of ECHELON’s capabilities, but our commitment to innovation and customer needs has driven us to expand compatibility to AMD hardware. Specific hardware supported includes the MI210, MI250, MI250X and soon-to-be-released MI300. This strategic move opens up new possibilities for ECHELON users, enhancing their ability to choose the hardware options that best suit their needs, seek competitive alternatives, and get access to more supply.
The future of HPC is being driven by GPU technology. With ECHELON’s expanded hardware support, Stone Ridge Technology again demonstrates its position as the leading technology company in GPU computing for the energy, oil, and gas industry and broadens the gap between it and its competitors.
Increased Flexibility: By adding support for AMD hardware, we empower ECHELON users to select the hardware configuration that aligns with their specific requirements and budgets. This flexibility is essential in today's diverse computing landscape.
Hardware Availability: By embracing multi-vendor hardware support, Stone Ridge Technology allows its customers more options and opportunities to procure GPU hardware in high demand.
Continuous Innovation: Embracing AMD GPUs is more evidence of our strong commitment to technological innovation in the fast-evolving GPU computing space. It ensures that ECHELON remains on the cutting edge of HPC, driving continuous improvements for our users.
ECHELON is developed in the ECHELON Consortium which includes Stone Ridge Technology and Eni S.p.A. The consortium provides unlimited access to the immense power of ECHELON and the rights to direct future development. Opportunities for new candidate organizations to join are open and inquiries should be directed to Vincent Natoli (email:firstname.lastname@example.org). More information may be found here: The ECHELON Consortium
The future of HPC is being driven by GPU technology. With ECHELON’s expanded hardware support, Stone Ridge Technology again demonstrates its position as the leading technology company in GPU computing for the energy, oil, and gas industry and broadens the gap between it and its competitors. Whether you're a seasoned engineer or a newcomer to the field, our commitment to innovation ensures that ECHELON remains the go-to solution for ultra-fast, accurate, and cost-efficient reservoir modeling.
As the industry leader in GPU computing, we are excited to continue pushing boundaries, driving innovation, and shaping the future of reservoir simulation. Stay tuned for more exciting developments from Stone Ridge Technology as we embark on this new era of GPU computing excellence.
Vincent Natoli is the president and founder of Stone Ridge Technology. He is a computational physicist with 30 years experience in the field of high-performance computing. He holds Bachelors and Masters degrees from MIT, a PhD in Physics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Masters in Technology Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Emily Fox is Stone Ridge Technology's Director of Communication.
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