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A New Class of Developer Workstation for NEC SX Architecture

The NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA A100-1 workstation gives developers a platform to unleash their high performance computing (HPC) and machine learning applications for the NEC SX architecture. It is optimized to allow you to experiment faster, train larger models and get insights from your data starting on day one.


Learn more about NEC SX Architecture

The workstation combines the versatility of the normal x86 CPU and the performance of a NEC Vector Engine Processor, in that the application runs on the NEC Vector Engine while tasks like I/O and similar operating system functions get performed by the x86 CPU, taking advantage of the integration the Linux kernel has with a wide variety of hardware and software systems. The application developer can concentrate on getting the most out of the Vector Engine and its large high speed memory.

Unprecedented Performance and Ready Out of the Box

  • Based on NEC Vector Engine (8-cores, 2.15 TFLOPS double precision peak performance, 24 GB memory, 0.75 TB/s memory bandwidth)
  • Preconfigured with NEC Software Development Kit for Vector Engine and NEC MPI
  • Backed by professional support

NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA A100-1 Workstation*

A100-1 (Model NA1001-401C)



KEY FEATURES

  • 1x NEC Vector Engine Processor Type 10C
  • 1x Intel® Xeon® Gold 6126 Processor
  • 96GB 2666MHz DDR4 Memory
  • 1x 2TB SATA 7.2KRPM HDD
  • 1x DVD-RW Drive
  • 2x GbE LAN Ports
  • 1x 1200W Power Supply
  • NEC Software Development Kit for Vector Engine
  • NEC MPI Library
  • CentOS 7.5

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* Special education discount is available. Click here to learn more about the educational discount qualification
* The acoustics of the A100-1 may not suitable if you are looking for a low noise workstation


NEC Vector Engine

NEC Vector Engine Type 10C

Core Specifications

Clock speed (GHZ)

1.4

Peak double precision performance (GigaFLOPS)

268.8

Average memory bandwidth (GB/s)

94

Processor Specifications

# of cores / processor

8

Peak double precision performance (TeraFLOPS)

2.15

Memory bandwidth (TB/s)

0.75

Cache capacity (MB)

16

Memory capacity (GB)

24


Pre-installed Software

The developer will work in a complete Linux environment, including optimized compilers and highly tuned libraries. Execution of the application can be started from within the Linux environment either interactively or via a batch system. Everything that compiles for Linux can also be compiled for the Vector Engine. The compilers support Fortran 2003, with extensions from Fortran 2008, as well as C++14. The compilers are able to vectorize and auto-parallelize loops. For general parallelization OpenMP and MPI will be supported.

NEC Aurora System SX Architecture

The following software are pre-installed with the NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA A100-1 workstation:

  • VEOS
    - VEOS Application Runtime / Application Development
  • NEC Software Development Kit (SDK) for Vector Engine
    - C/C++ compiler
    - Fortran compiler
    - binutils
    - NEC Numeric Library Collection (ASL, BLAS, LAPACK, ScaLAPACK)
    - Tuning tool
    • PROGINF/FTRACE
    • NEC Ftrace Viewer
    - NEC Parallel Debugger
  • NEC MPI

NEC Library Collection


What is a Qualified Educational Institution?

Education Pricing Eligibility Requirements:

  • A public or not for profit K-12, vocational school, junior college, college, university, scientific or technical institution with a primary focus on teaching students
  • For use by students or employees of an education institution with .edu or .ac email addresses
  • If .edu or .ac are not in email domain then the institutions name should be clearly recognizable as educational affiliation
  • State or local government-sanctioned agencies that purchase on behalf of a pool of school districts, community colleges, or other small educational institutions are also eligible

Additional Education Pricing Program Terms:

  • Non-commercial use only
  • Research and education use only
  • NEC reserves the right to admit or deny any party requesting to participate in program

Resources

NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA Documentation

NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA Documentation

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