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Visualization and data reordering using EcoRAM

Robert G. Clapp


Memory size and input/output (IO) performance have not kept pace with the ever increasing size of seismic data volumes. Processing steps that involve random, or pseudo-random, access to data (such as visualizing, sorting, and transposing) further degrade performance. I use Spansion's EcoRAM to replace out-of-core visualization and data transpose schemes. I show between one and two orders of magnitude improvement in performance over conventional out-of-core solutions.