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6th Aurora Forum

In this year's Aurora Forum we will show you the latest developments of the SX-Aurora TSUBASA Vector Engine. In addition to that our invited users will share their experiences on enhancing their research and daily work by using the vector architecture.

This will be a two day event:

Day 1 US: Nov 17, 2020 11:00 - 14:00 EST / 17:00 - 20:00 CET
Day 2 EU: Nov 18, 2020 08:00 - 11:00 EST / 14:00 - 17:00 CET

Additionally there will be an Exhibitor Forum at November 17th:
10:30-11:00 EST / 16:30-17:00 CET
Introduction and use cases of SX-Aurora TSUBASA (PCIe card type vector computer)
Presenter: Masashi Ikuta, NEC Corporation

and a Workshop at November 19th:
11:30-13:30 EST / 17:30-19:30 CET
NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA or Vector Engine on AI/ML with Python Workshop
Presenter: Singh Gursimranjit, Senior Systems Engineer and Deepak Pathania, Senior Technical Leader

For detailed information please visit our Aurora Forum Website:

Agenda for the 2-day Aurora Forum

Day 1 US Forum November 17th
11:00-11:30 EST
17:00-17:30 CET
NEC Vector Engine Performance with Legacy CFD Codes
Presenter: Mr. Keith Obenschain, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
11:45-12:15 EST
17:45-18:15 CET
Performance Evaluation using the TAU Performance System on the NEC VE platform.
Presenter: Professor Sameer Shende, University of Oregon
12:30-13:00 EST
18:30-19:00 CET
NOperation Start of the Second-Generation SX-Aurora TSUBASA
Presenter: Prof. Hiroyuki Takizawa, Tohoku University
[recorded & no Q&A]
13:15-13:45 EST
19:15-19:45 CET
Introduction and use cases of SX-Aurora TSUBASA (PCIe card type vector computer)
Presenter: Masashi Ikuta, NEC Corporation
Day 2 EU Forum November 18th
08:00-08:30 EST
14:00-14:30 CET
Porting Strategies for SX-Aurora VE
Presenter: Dr. Erich Focht, NEC Deutschland GmbH
08:45-09:15 EST
14:45-15:15 CET
SOL4VE: Running Deep Neural Networks on the NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA
Presenter: Dr-ing. Nicolas Weber, NEC Laboratories Europe
09:30-10:00 EST
15:30-16:00 CET
Performance Comparing of VASP on CLAIX-2018 and SX-Aurora TSUBASA
Presenter: M. Sc. Alesja Dammer, RWTH Aachen University
10:15-10:45 EST
16:15-16:45 CET
LLVM for SX-Aurora
Presenter: Simon Moll, NEC Deutschland GmbH