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NEC HPC Solution Special Site for SC20

NEC has a long history in High Performance Computing. Starting from the early 1980s with developing a product line of Vector Computers transitioning over the rise of Linux based clusters and providing complex solutions since the 1990s. This rich experience allows NEC to find the best solution for different demands. Whether it is for Disaster Prevention, Weather Forecast, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics, Resource Exploration, Deep Learning, etc. NEC can provide the hardware as well as the software and service.
On this page you'll find some examples explained in technical articles and in our upcoming webinar.

NEC Events in SC20

Aurora Forum Webinar

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.

Nov 17, 2020 11:00 - 14:00 EST / Nov 17, 2020 17:00 - 20:00 CET

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
[Live & Q&A]

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
[Live & Q&A]

12:30-13:00 EST / 18:30-19:00 CET
Operation 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
[Live & Q&A]

Nov 18, 2020 08:00 - 11:00 EST / 14:00 - 17:00 CET

08:00-08:30 EST / 14:00-14:30 CET
Porting Strategies for SX-Aurora VE
Presenter: Dr. Erich Focht, NEC Deutschland GmbH
[Live & Q&A]

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
[Live & Q&A]

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
[Live & Q&A]

10:15-10:45 EST / 16:15-16:45 CET
LLVM for SX-Aurora
Presenter: Simon Moll, NEC Deutschland GmbH
[Live & Q&A]

Exhibitor Forum
Nov 17, 2020 10:30 - 11:00 EST / 16:30 - 17:00 CET

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
[Recorded Video & Q&A]

Nov 19, 2020 11:30 - 13:30 EST / 17:30 - 19:30 CET

11:30-13:30 EST / 17:30-19:30 CET
NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA or Vector Engine on AI/ML with Python Workshop
Presenter: Gursimranjit Singh, Senior Systems Engineer and Deepak Pathania, Senior Technical Leader
[Live & Q&A]


Building on the successful evolution of the SX-series of vector-supercomputers the next generation of this product line clearly focusses on all aspects of efficiency, NEC have combined the flexibility of a cluster with the raw power of the NEC Vector Engine Processor.

Vector Supercomputing Solution

The NEC LX Series covers x86 based computer platforms, and accompanying network, software and infrastructure. NEC has developed a solution based on the changes that had taken place in the automotive sector for simulation, which in turn, later opened up a larger market for LX.

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Technical Articles

The SX-Aurora TSUBASA is supported by many hardware and software technologies. In this section, we wanted to show you technical details and some examples for implementing and using the vector engine with little effort.

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Mitsui Consultants Co., Ltd. is an engineering consultant firm specialized on planning, designing and improving river facility in Japan. With the help of SX-Aurora TSUBASA it was possible to successfully develop a flood forecast system for all rivers in Japan. This forecast system helps on evacuating residents and ensure the safety of employees and assets of your company.


By implementing this service it is possible to generate cost reduction for logisitics in storage, inventory management and transportation. By utilizing NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA the processing time spent on the reinforcement learning is astonishingly cut in about half compared to GPU server (P100).