NEC are back their new high-end HPC product line, the SX-Aurora TSUBASA

By Mayor James On 19 Dec, 2017 At 10:28 PM | Categorized As Featured, PC & Internet | With 0 Comment

Hardware producer NEC has unveiled a new addition to their excessive-end up HPC product line in the form of the brand new SX-Aurora TSUBASA Vector Engine, designed to provide accelerated processing “overall performance and scalability on actual-international packages”, together with system getting to know, artificial Intelligence and big data analytics.

The SX-Aurora TSUBASA Vector Engine isn’t always handiest binary like minded and capabilities the same hardware structure and software program surroundings allowing builders to run the equal utility on an expansion of different systems with out making any inner changes to their coding.


Like preceding SX equipment, the TSUBABA platform derives its computational horsepower from NEC’s vector processor generation, but in contrast to previous variations, the vector chip has been relegated to a discrete PCIe coprocessor card, known as the Vector Engine. The server’s host CPU might be an x86 processor, which NEC is regarding as “the Vector Host”. it is supposed to offer frontend housekeeping for the Vector Engine – such things as MPI control, I/O, OS calls, and different types scalar processing. The computational heavy lifting is expected to be executed absolutely at the vector hardware.

The Vector Engine is an 8-middle processor, which NEC says will supply 2.45 teraflops, or about five instances the overall performance of the vector chip in its previous generation SX-ACE system. like the today’s server GPUs from NVIDIA and AMD, the Vector Engine will use 2nd gen high Bandwidth memory (HBM2) for added-rapid statistics get access. Aggregate reminiscence bandwidth across the six HBM2 modules is said to be 1.2 TB/2nd.

In case you’re inquisitive about learning more about the new platform, NEC could be showing the SX-Aurora TSUBASA at the approaching supercomputing convention, SC17, in Denver, Colorado, from November thirteen to sixteen.

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