MIT GeoNumerics Group focuses on problems of geomechanics, particulary in the energy sector.
The MIT Geonumerics group is dedicated to the development and implementation of next generation numerical simulator technologies and algorithms as they apply to problems in geoscience, particularly those involving permeable rock and complex multi-phase fluid flows. Such characteristics are key when simulating grain scale physics in oil reservoir rock and problems related to hydrates, carbon sequestration, hydrofracture, and coal seam gas.
To properly, and efficiently, explore these subjects we develop our own numerical simulators in house. By ensuring proper cache usage, memory access patterns, and correctly coordinateing the exchange of information between machines, we are able to maximise the performance advantages of cutting edge hardware.