RTM using effective boundary saving: A staggered grid GPU implementation [pdf 1.8M] Pengliang Yang, Baoli Wang, and Jinghuai Gao GPU has become a booming technology in reverse time migration (RTM) to perform the intensive computation. Compared with saving forward modeled wavefield on the disk, RTM via wavefield reconstruction using saved boundaries on device is a more efficient method because computation is much faster than CPU-GPU data transfer.
In this paper, we introduce the effective boundary saving strategy in backward reconstruction for RTM. The minimum storage requirement for regular and staggered grid finite difference is determined for perfect reconstruction of the source wavefield. Particularly, we implement RTM using GPU programming, combining staggered finite difference scheme with convolutional perfectly matched layer (CPML) boundary condition. We demonstrate the validity of the proposed approach and CUDA codes with numerical example and imaging of benchmark models.