Measuring the Business Impact of High Performance Computing
White Paper Launched for Oil & Gas Focused SEG and EAGE HPC Conferences

20 September 2017 - The Numerical Algorithms Group (NAG), internationally acknowledged experts in High Performance Computing (HPC), numerical software engineering and algorithms, has published a white paper offering a rare discussion on the business impact of HPC and how to measure this. The white paper is applicable to any industry sector but this launch ensures the discussion and advice on measuring the business impact of HPC is readily available to the Oil & Gas industry ahead of two important sector events – the SEG Annual Meeting in Houston and the EAGE HPC Workshop in Athens.

The white paper is authored by NAG’s high profile HPC commentator and Vice-President of NAG’s HPC Consulting and Services Business, Andrew Jones (active on twitter as @hpcnotes). The white paper looks at the potential impact of modern HPC on the organisations that use it, including those in Oil & Gas, and is based on NAG’s extensive ‘real-world’ HPC experience. The paper will be available for conference attendees and via the NAG website.

‘Measuring the Business Impact of High Performance Computing’ explores:

  • Why it is important to measure HPC use and business impact and how to do so
  • The various cost implications of an effective HPC strategy
  • Measuring technical and non-technical performance


NAG help their clients with impartial expert consulting in many aspects of HPC and numerical computing. This includes technology and platform choices: e.g., evaluating processor options such as Intel’s Skylake, Xeon Phi, NVIDIA GPUs, AMD EPYC, IBM POWER, and others; providing independent advice on cloud for HPC; strategy and business aspects of HPC; services to port, tune and scale application code between platforms; supporting scientists to use HPC technologies; and more. NAG can also bring decades of experience with numerical algorithms to assist selecting and tuning numerical techniques used in seismic data analysis and reservoir simulations. NAG’s client base spans the globe, from Australia to the USA to Europe.

Andrew Jones will be available to discuss NAG’s HPC Consulting and Services at both the SEG Annual Meeting Houston, September 24-28  (booth #108), and the EAGE HPC Workshop Athens, October 1-4. For more detail see NAG HPC Consulting and Services, including real-world case studies and examples.

To get a copy of the white paper, please contact NAG at either event or via