Dr. Tom Smith presenting on Machine Learning at the 3D Seismic Symposium on March 6th in Denver
What is the "holy grail" of Machine Learning in seismic interpretation? by Dr. Tom Smith, GSH Luncheon 2018
Using Attributes to Interpret the Environment of Deposition - A Video Course. Taught by Kurt Marfurt, Rocky Roden, and ChingWen Chen
Dr. Kurt Marfurt and Dr. Tom Smith featured in the July edition of AOGR on Machine Learning and Multi-Attribute Analysis
Rocky Roden and Ching Wen Chen in May edition of First Break - Interpretation of DHI Characteristics using Machine Learning

Installing a Paradise Server

1)      Before beginning, it is important to note that during the process of installing the Paradise Server a service will be created called ParadiseIsland, which will require the entry of a user name and password. The user name entered will be the owner of the ParadiseIsland service and will need to be an administrator on the computer on which the Paradise Server is installed.

To begin, navigate to the “Downloads” folder in Windows Explorer, or wherever the Paradise install executable was saved, and right-click on the ParadiseSetup installation executable. Select “Run as administrator.”

2) Select “Yes” to begin the Paradise installation.

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3) Click “Next” to continue.

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4) Choose to accept the license agreement. Note: The terms and conditions of the Paradise End User Software License Agreement are set forth in a separate document. Click “Next” to continue.

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5) Select “Paradise Server and the Paradise Script Processor (PSP)” to install the Paradise Server on the target computer. Click “Next” to continue.

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6) If an additional license for the Advanced Attributes (AASPI), has been purchased, select the “Attribute Generator” check box to install the Advanced Attribute library. Otherwise, leave this box unchecked. Click “Next” to continue.

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7) Paradise is installed to default locations inside the Program Files and ProgramData folders underneath a “GeophysicalInsights” folder. Click “Next” to continue.

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8) As a preface to this step, it is important to note that the “Paradise” folder, and its nested subfolders that will be created or pointed to in this step are the same folders for both the Paradise Client installation and Paradise Server installation. So, if these have already been created during the Paradise Client installation, these folders will be designated during the Paradise Server installation using the “Use Existing Folders” option described below. DO NOT specify different folders for the Paradise Client and Paradise Server. There is one “Paradise” folder that is used for both the Client and Server installs.

There are two options available: 

Option 1 - “Create New Root Folder”. This option is used to have the installation program create the “Paradise” folder and all its nested subfolders on the target machine. 

Option 2 - “Use Existing Folders”. This option is used to point to a set of existing folders where those folders may be located on the same or on a different computer. The “Paradise” folder will contain the files containing the seismic volumes that Paradise creates and uses, as well as the Workspace and Database Backup folders.

OPTION 1: Create New Root Folder:

a) Select the “Create New Root Folder” radio button. Choose a drive that has at least 1 Terabyte of free space, as this folder will contain the files containing the seismic volumes that Paradise uses. (See Guide to Paradise Data Storage Requirements.) For example, if the E drive contains at least 1 Terabyte of free space, type in “E:\”. The installer will then generate a subfolder named “Paradise,” along with three subfolders nested beneath the “Paradise” folder, namely, “DBbackup,” “PDM,” and the “Workspaces” folders. 

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b) “Sharing” permissions will need to be applied to the “PDM” folder so that the any user logged into a client machine that is running Paradise will be able to see the “PDM” folder across the network. This can be done by right-clicking on the “PDM” folder and selecting, “Share with” … “Specific people.” Share permissions can be extended to “Everyone” or specific people using “Find people ….” 

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OPTION 2: Use Existing Folders - If the seismic volumes that Paradise uses on a second computer are to be stored on a separate computer from the installation computer, then:

a) Create a folder named Paradise on this second computer, ensuring that the drive on this different computer has at least 1 Terabyte of free space. Underneath this Paradise folder, create three subfolders: “DBbackup,” “PDM,” and “Workspaces.”

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b) “Sharing” permissions will need to be applied to these new folders so that the user who is installing on the server computer will be able to see these folders on this second computer. This can be done by right-clicking on the specific folder and selecting, “Share with” … “Specific people.” Share permissions can be extended to “Everyone” or specific people using “Find people ….” Make sure share permissions are applied to all four folders to any of the users that will be using Paradise.

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c) From the server computer installing this Paradise server component, copy the path to the “PDM” folder from top of Windows Explorer. In the case seen below, copy: \\GI-DEV-WKST07\Paradise\PDM. This path must be a UNC path, and should begin with two back-slashes and the computer name. Do not use the names of mapped drives or mapped folders.

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d) Select the “Use Existing Folders” radio button, and paste the path to the PDM folder that was copied in the previous step, to the “Use Existing Folders” edit field. Click “Next” to continue.

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Once Option 1 (“Create New Root Folder”) or Option 2 (“Use Existing Folders”) is complete, click “Next” to continue.

9) Complete the “Windows Service Password” and “Confirm Windows Service Password” fields with the user login password associated with the user name in the “Windows Service User Name” field, that is, the password that the user logs onto the computer with. The user name entered must have administrative permissions on the server machine, or the ParadiseIsland service will not be able to run.

It is important to note that the user name in the “Windows Service User Name” field is the user name that is assigned to the ParadiseIsland service. Whichever user name is associated with the ParadiseIsland service requires a SQL Server login with a sysadmin user role created. The SqlServerForParadise installer automatically creates the necessary SQLServer login with sysadmin role for the user that is logged into the computer when the SQLServerForParadise installer is run.

More simply put, if the username specified below in the “Windows Service User Name” is the same user that was logged on the computer when the “SqlServerForParadise” was run, all of the necessary SQL Server Logins and permissions were automatically set up.

But if a different user is specified in the “Windows Service User Name” field, ensure that this different user has the necessary SQLServer login with sysadmin role defined. This login can be created using SQL management Studio for the ParadiseIsland instance of SQL Server under “Security/Logins. After the new login is created for the user, right-click on the login, select properties, select “Server Roles,” and check the “Sysadmin” checkbox.

If the Paradise SQL Server instance and associated databases that Paradise will be using are to be installed to a different computer other than the server computer Paradise is installed on, then check the “Database Host Name” check box, and enter the name of the computer that will host the Paradise SQL Server instance and associated databases. Otherwise, if the Paradise Island SQL Server instance and associated databases are installed on same server computer that Paradise is installed on, then leave the “Database Host Name” unchecked and unchanged. 

For the “Database Backup Folder” field, make sure that the database backup folder is on the same computer that the Paradise databases are on, or the backup will fail.

Click “Next” to progress.

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10) Click “Install” to initiate the installation.

“Generate System Information report” – Creates a file, Geophysical.SystemInformation.txt, located at C:\Program Files\Geophysical Insights, from the “msinfo32.exe /report” command, that describes configuration information about the computer and its operating system.

“Generate IP Configuration report” – Creates a file, Geophysical.IPConfig, located at C:\Program Files\Geophysical Insights, from the “ipconfig.exe /all” command, that displays all current TCP/IP network configuration values. This file is used to retrieve the MAC address of the computer if a license file needs to be generated.

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11) Click “Finish” to complete the Paradise Server installation.

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“Show the Windows Installer log” – This is a log of all installation events. Typically used if there was a problem with the installation.

12) If the additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator have been installed, a reboot of the computer is required for the AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator to function properly. The reboot may be done now, or at a later time. If the additional AASPI attributes for the Attribute Generator has not been installed, this message will not appear.

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13) Check that the ParadiseIsland service is running in the Services window. To open the Services window, left-click on the “Start” button in the left-hand corner of the computer screen. Depending on the version of Windows that is installed, the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the computer screen looks like:

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Type the word “Services” in the search field.

On Windows 8 machines, click on the “Start” button in the bottom left-hand corner of the computer screen. Begin typing the word “Services” and a blank edit field will appear.

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14) Select the “Services” or “View local Services” item that appears in the listing to bring up the Services window. 

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For Windows 8 machines:

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15) In the Services dialog, check that the “Status” of the ParadiseIsland service is “Started” or “Running,” depending on the version of the Windows operating system. If the status of the ParadiseIsland service is “Started” or “Running,” close the Services window. Paradise has completed installation.

If licensing has not yet been setup, the Paradise Island service will not be able to run.

If the licensing has been set up, and the “Status” is neither “Started” nor “Running,” then right-click on the ParadiseIsland listing in the Services dialog, and select “Properties.” 

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16)  Select the second tab entitled, “Log On,” and enter the user’s log on password twice. Click “OK.” It is important to note that the owner of the ParadiseIsland service should be an administrator on the computer. The ParadiseIsland service can be run as a Local System account by selecting the “Local System account” radio button, but Paradise will then be only able to access files and folders on the computer that Paradise is installed on, and will not be able to access files and folders across the network. This is particularly relevant with regards to the location of the “Paradise” folder and its nested “PDM” folder containing the seismic volumes that Paradise creates and uses.

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17) Right-click on the ParadiseIsland service, and select “Start.”

18) The status of the ParadiseIsland service should be “Started” or “Running,” depending on the version of the Windows operating system.

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