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NEC to Deliver SX-9 Vector Supercomputer System to Tohoku University.

Tokyo, Japan, Nov 1, 2007 - (JCN Newswire) - NEC Corporation announced today that it has received an order from the Information Synergy Organization's Information Synergy Center at Japan's Tohoku University for a large-scale computer system consisting of 16 nodes of NEC's SX-9 vector supercomputer, the latest in the SX Series. The new system will achieve a peak performance of 26.2 TFLOPS[1] - the largest SX Series system in Japan.

As a facility utilized by academic researchers in universities and research laboratories nationwide, the Information Synergy Center is dedicated to the support and promotion of cutting-edge scientific research in fields such as aeronautics/space, environmental simulations, IT and nanotechnology. The Center continually strives to upgrade to the fastest and most advanced computing systems to build system configurations optimized for academic researchers, provide an environment where large-scale simulations can be conducted, and support the development of high-speed user programs from a technical perspective. With users currently in excess of 1,500, the center plays an important role in advanced research and development activities in Japan.

The Information Synergy Center has employed NEC vector supercomputers since the former Computer Center first installed the SX-1 in 1986.

"The new order from Tohoku University demonstrates the unmatched performance of the SX Series and its excellent reputation for programmability derived from large-scale shared memory," said Mr.Takayuki Sasakura General Manager of HPC Marketing Promotion Division, NEC Corporation. "NEC has developed the SX-9 to assist cutting-edge research and development activities through superior effective performance and user-friendly features."

On October 25, NEC announced the launch of the latest vector supercomputer in the SX Series, SX-9, featuring the world's first CPU capable of a peak vector performance in excess of 100 GFLOPS. Presently the world's fastest vector supercomputer, the SX-9 closes in on the PFLOPS[2] range by realizing a processing performance of 839 TFLOPS.

About NEC Corporation

NEC Corporation (TSE: 6701) is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide. For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at:

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