3rd Aurora Forum

Next Generation Vector Supercomputer

3rd Aurora Forum

NEC again open up the doors to a new Aurora Forum meeting to inform interested developers and users about the SX-Aurora TSUBASA at the ISC HPC Conference in Frankfurt.

The NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA is the newest in the line of NEC SX Vector Processors with the worlds highest memory bandwidth. The Processor that is implemented in a PCI-e formfactor can be configured
in many flexible configurations together with a standard x86 cluster. No special framework is needed to build the applications, but standard programming paradigms in C/C++ and Fortran, for which the NEC compiler will automatically carry out vectorization and parallelization.

The target is a higher sustained performance with minimum effort by utilizing the Vector Engine hardware.

Event Details

November 12, 2018 (Monday) 14:00 ~ 16:00.
(Registration from 13:45)


1015 Elm St
Dallas, TX 75202
Tel.:+1 (214) 742-5678

NEC Corporation

At this event NEC will present experiences and information about the NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA.

13:45-14:00 Registration
14:00-14:05 Welcome
14:05-14:10 SX-Aurora TSUBASA Introduction
AI Platform Division
14:10-14:30 Performance Evaluation of a Brand-New Vector Supercomputer SX-Aurora TSUBASA
Dr. Kazuhiko Komatsu
Research Associate Professor
Cyberscience Center
Tohoku University
14:30-14:50 Research Collaboration between RWTH Aachen and NEC
Dr. rer. nat. Christian Terboven
HPC Group Manager
Chair for High Performance Computing
IT Center(Computation Science & Engineering)
RWTH Aachen University
14:50-14:55 Break
14:55-15:10 Machine Learning and data analytics MW for SX-Aurora TSUBASA
Dr. Takuya Araki
Senior Principal Researcher
Data Science Research Laboratories
NEC Corporation
15:10-15:15 Break
15:15-15:30 Deep Learning with SX-Aurora TSUBASA
Dr. Hans Peter Graf
Machine Learning Department
NEC Laboratories America
15:30-15:35 Break
15:35-15:55 NEC and HPE join forces in a unique partnership – Aurora Vector Engine meets global HPC leader
Mr. Bill Mannel
VP & GM HPC & AI Solutions Segment
Hybrid IT & AI
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
15:55-16:00 Closing