NEC has received its first order for its SX-9 Supercomputer from Tohuku University in Sendai, Japan. NEC indicated that the University has ordered a 16-node system, which should have a peak performance of 26.2T Flops (floating point operations per second) and will make this fastest SX-series Supercomputer in all of Japan.
The new computer will be used at Tohuku University Information Synergy Center, and is one of the most powerful computers yet developed, according to NEC. It is based on a custom processor, capable of a peak vector performance of 102.4G Flops. As a vector Supercomputer it excels at running scientific applications and processing large amounts of data.
The SX-9 will support scientists in cutting edge industries, including aeronautics and space, IT and nanotechnology and environmental simulations. The Information Synergy Center has been using NEC computers since 1969 when it used an NEC SENAC-1, and in 1986 purchased an NEC SX-1 Supercomputer.
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