At a time when most people still thought of GPUs as consumer gaming technology, Houston-based Headwave, a company that specializes in geophysical data analysis, began developing a next-generation computing platform that could harness the parallel-processing power of the graphics card.
Headwave solutions, implemented on NVIDIA GPU Computing solutions, allow geophysicists to apply advanced filters to their data and instantly see results even on multi-terabyte datasets. In addition, geophysicists can analyze the original acquired seismic ("pre-stack") data in multiple dimensions as part of their daily workflow.
Processing of terabyte datasets traditionally required months of manual labor and more months of compute time for number crunching. Headwave brings products to market that allow geophysicists to apply advanced filters to their data – and instantly see results even on multi-terabyte datasets. Using NVIDIA GPU computing solutions, Headwave is able to increase compute rates, and also reduce time spent in manual operations, by up to 100x.