NEC receives recognition from Frost & Sullivan for SX-Aurora TSUBASA’s vector-based approach to HPC

SANTA CLARA, Calif., March 22, 2021 – Based on its latest analysis of the global high performance computing (HPC) market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes NEC Corporation with the 2020 Global Product Leadership Award for its SX-Aurora TSUBASA line of products. The leading vector-based architecture, reliable performance, and low-latency processing of SX-Aurora TSUBASA help end users tackle front-line computing problems. The modularity, high bandwidth and superior processing capacity expand the scope of SX-Aurora TSUBASA in the industrial and energy markets and make NEC one of the most popular solution providers in the industry.

“The next generation SX-Aurora TSUBASA HPC solution was designed to meet the needs of the entire vector engine for processing. The vector host performs operating system-based tasks and is compatible with Linux operating systems, which provide an open programming environment for end users, ”said Vasanth Krishnan, senior consultant. “The vector processing unit has a single-thread per-core processing architecture, unlike competing products that use multiple threads. The holistic architecture enables instructions to be executed in a single sequence, enabling high-speed memory and much faster processing speeds, even with low latency. “

NEC’s SX-Aurora TSUBASA includes three main functions that offer end users tangible added value. First, it’s a powerful processing deployment that can process information 10 times faster than its closest competitor. Second, the modular form factor offers considerable flexibility and adapts to four different and commonly used server topologies. Third, it offers great ease of use by supporting C, C ++, and Fortran, supporting parallelization, and speeding up analysis processing in decentralized processing environments.

The CPU of the SX-Aurora TSUBASA is based on the experience of NEC as a pioneer in the supercomputer industry and was developed in cooperation with the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company. The computer processor’s six three-dimensional stacked memory architectures are based on the second generation of high-bandwidth technology. In addition, it supports implementation via a Peripheral Component Interconnect slot and thus supports faster computing power. Thanks to support for licensed and open source programming environments, the future-proof design of NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA can be used by a broad end-user base in all industrial and energy markets.

“NEC aims to overcome traditional computer barriers by accelerating the adoption of HPC in industrial and energy market applications. For example, the SX-Aurora TSUBASA can accelerate new discoveries of oil and gas storage by using full wave inversion and reverse time migration for seismic processing much faster than its counterparts, ”said Krishnan. “By combining traditional HPC with artificial intelligence and machine learning, NEC can successfully integrate HPC into today’s breakthroughs in digitization applications such as image and chemical analysis, asset control and malware detection.”

Frost & Sullivan presents this award every year to the company that has developed a product with innovative features and functions that is gaining rapid market acceptance. The award recognizes the quality of the solution and the associated improvements in customer benefit.

The Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for excellence and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

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About the NEC Corporation

NEC was founded in 1899 and is a global provider of IT, network and infrastructure solutions with a comprehensive product portfolio in the areas of computers, data storage, embedded systems, integrated IT infrastructure, network products, software and unified communications. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, NEC has been a leader in accelerating the industrial revolution of the 20th and 21st centuries by leveraging its technical expertise and product expertise in thirteen different sectors in the industrial and energy markets. Closely linked to the vision of orchestrating a better world. NEC envisions a future that embodies the values ​​of security, fairness and efficiency and thus creates lasting social value. NEC’s solutions have therefore been carefully planned and designed to address the seven themes of social value creation, including Sustainable Earth, Safer Cities and Public Services, Lifeline Infrastructure, Communication, Industrial Ecosystem, Work Style and Quality of Life. In the evaluation of Frost & Sullivan’s Digital Industrial and Energy Guidebook, NEC stands out for its range of high-performance computing solutions, the SX series. NEC enriches end users with 30 years of experience in supercomputing product management and has used its thirst for know-how and product expertise to invent its next generation vector computing platform SX-Aurora TSUBASA in 2018.

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