Published 24/07/2019

When you consider the significant amount of data and processing required to spatially track all material, equipment and personnel from subterranean models over time and through every mining process to final product in real-time, it's quite a daunting challenge. This is one of many challenges that the MI Team developing our Ore Body Knowledge and Tracking solution lives and breathes in every design decision we make.

As part of our research and development, the MI team is continually seeking out maximum performance, in turn minimising the cost to run, so our solution can provide the richest, most accurate, realistic and up to date state of an entire mining operation in real-time, maintain genealogy and a complete history over time.

As part of this process the MI Spatial Intelligence team participated in the Pawsey Supercomputer Centre GPU Hackathon Perth, in March 2019. The 5-day event provides a hands-on forum supported by global experts and mentors to develop and test how utilisation of various GPU based development techniques can unlock performance.

An overview of the MI Spatial Intelligence team's work that week can be found here.

Thanks to our Spatial Intelligence team - Jesse Pepper, David Barrett-Lenard and James Lim for their great work.

Further, many thanks from the entire Manufacturing Intelligence team to the team at the Pawsey Supercomputer Centre for running such events and providing access to globally recognised mentors and experts of the calibre that attended.

We know our customers will also be thankful when their unit costs start dropping through the use of our software in their operations.

For more info about GPU Hackathons via Pawsey see links below.