GPU Visualization of drilling cores obtained by X-ray microtomography using CUDA.
Category: Oil Industry Applications
Technologies: Drilling core visualization, CUDA, GPU, VTK.
The next figure shows a volume rendering obtained with an NVidia GPU GT525M of 96 cores, hosted on my Dell laptop. In the top of the figure a performance of 53.4 frames per second is reported. We are using Ray Casting.
As database we are using the cube brique_02v2c300of of dimensions 300x300x300, obtained by micro-CT, with 2 micron resolution, this cube can be downloaded at the following link:
The next figure shows again the same cube, using a visualization pipeline based on VTK.
The differences between the two views lies in:
All the conditions can be matched and get exactly the same result.