Accelerating Oil and Gas Applications with SYCL for FPGAs

FPGAs have enormous potential to parallel many workloads, offering superior performance than other architectures for a fraction of the energy cost. However, designing custom architectures requires specific knowledge and is time consuming. Seismic applications for prospecting for oil and gas, which work based on the time it takes reflected sound waves to travel through materials of varying densities, are known for their complexity and high computational costs. In this lecture, we will report our experience in accelerating two of these applications using SYCL with oneAPI for FPGAs framework, as well as the results obtained so far.


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