7th Aurora Forum

Next Generation Vector Supercomputer

7th Aurora Forum

NEC have developed a Vector Engine (VE) for accelerated computing using vectorization, with the concept that the full application runs on the high performance VE and the operating system tasks are taken care of by the Vector Host (VH), which is a standard x86 server. This is the first time that the NEC SX series vector processor is integrated transparently into a Linux software environment. This allows the VE to concentrate on providing the best application performance. The SX-Aurora TSUBASA VE is flexible in sizing, can be water or air cooled, with an outstanding 48 GB HBM2 memory with a bandwidth of up to 1.53 TB/s and a comparatively low energy consumption with even better performance with the upcoming third generation of VE cards. Over the years a large amount of applications from different areas have been covered with especially good performance on simulation, weather forecasting, disaster prevention, resource exploration or oil and gas seismic imaging. Besides these applications the VE strongly supports Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Big Data Analytics and Deep Learning to name a few.

09:00 - 12:00 on June 30, 2021 CEST

Aurora Forum Webinar

Session 1 Introduction of SX-Aurora TSUBASA for ISC21 (PCIe card type vector computer)
Presenter: Tsutomu Takeda, Manager, NEC Corporation
Session 2 Vector Engine for Geoscience -- From Oil & Gas to Carbon storage --
Presenter: Masashi Ikuta, Manager, NEC Corporation
Session 3 OpenMP Target Device Offloading for SX-Aurora TSUBASA
Presenter: Dr. rer. nat. Tim Cramer, IT Center, Group, High Performance Computing, Division, Computational Science and Engineering, RWTH Aachen University
Session 4 Open Source LLVM for SX-Aurora TSUBASA
Presenter: Simon Moll, NEC Deutschland GmbH
Session 5 Delivering Powerful HPC with Altair and NEC on the SX-Aurora TSUBASA System
Presenter: Sujata Patnaik, Senior software engineer, Altair Engineering, Inc.
Session 6 GigaIO and NEC HPC/AI Solutions: Composable Architectures with Next-Gen Interconnects and Vector Engines
Presenter: Marc Lehrer, VP, Global Sales, GigaIO