NVIDIA Announces NVIDIA Quadro4 NVS Design Win of Seismic Proportions
NVIDIA Quadro4 200 NVS Professional Graphics Boards and hp Workstation W4000 Chosen to Aid Seismic Data Processing and Management by Paris-based CGG
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PARIS, FRANCE—5TH DECEMBER 2002—NVIDIA Corporation (Nasdaq: NVDA), the worldwide leader in visual processing solutions, today announced that its NVIDIA Quadro®4 200 NVS products have been chosen as the graphics component for the hp Workstation W4000 ordered by Compagnie Générale de Géophysique (CGG) (SRD: 12016 – NYSE: GGY).
Based in Paris, France, CGG is a leading supplier of geophysical services and products with an international reputation for gathering high quality seismic data from around the world, both on land and offshore, on behalf of oil and gas companies. Processing the seismic data is a complex task due to the large volumes of data that must be processed in order to generate accurate images of the earth’s subsurface for the subsequent identification of gas and oil. Control of the data quality requires high-performing graphics computational power.
The hp Workstation W4000 is based on the Intel® Pentium® 4 Northwood chip, with 512KB of cache, running at 2GHz. The NVIDIA Quadro4 NVS professional boards, as well as the hp Workstation W4000, are fully compatible with CGG’s seismic processing software, GeoclusterTM, and offer full Linux support for CGG’s systems that are based on the Red Hat 7.3 operating system.
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