NEC received a 50 Million Euro order from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) for a highly innovative European weather forecasting system using NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA

Tokyo, June 17, 2019 – NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced that it received an order with a value of 50 Million Euro for a supercomputer “NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA” from the Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD), the German weather forecasting service located in Offenbach, Germany, one of Europe’s major meteorological service agencies.

DWD provides meteorological and climatological services to German authorities and to the public and beyond, such as short and long-term recording of weather phenomena, monitoring, analysis and prediction of meteorological and climatological processes, sophisticated forecasts and warnings in case of severe weather events. These services help to ensure the safety of traffic routes for public and private transportation on the road, and on aviation and maritime shipping lanes, as well as vital infrastructures like energy supply and communications systems, and to predict flooding and similar natural catastrophes.

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