Tokyo, November 12, 2019 – NEC Corporation today announced that it received an order for the “NEC SX-Aurora TSUBASA” supercomputer from the National Institute for Fusion Science (NIFS), a research institute belonging to Japan’s National Institutes of Natural Sciences. The system is scheduled to commence operation in June 2020.

NIFS cooperates with universities and research institutions in Japan and internationally to promote academic research aimed at the realization of fusion power generation fueled by lithium and deuterium derived from seawater.

It has already conducted comprehensive studies of fusion science, including experimental research centered on the Large Helical Device (LHD), and supercomputer simulations of multi-layered and complex physical systems such as fusion plasmas.

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