Graphical Processing Units (GPUs) have been traditionally used for fast 3D game rendering, However over the past decade they have been harnessed more broadly to accelerate computational workloads in areas of scientific computing including those related to oil and gas exploration and production.
Today’s leading generation GPUs offer roughly 10x more bandwidth and FLOPS than CPUs. The charts to the right compare the evolution of these metrics on GPU and CPU over the last decade. GPU technology has dramatically grown and outpaced CPU technology during this time and all signs point to this trend continuing. ECHELON uses that full capability to offer game changing performance which will only improve as GPU technology advances into the future.