NEC out to quash dumping charges

NEC out to quash dumping charges
Tom Foremski NEC is offering remote access to its Tokyo-based supercomputer to avoid charges of dumping supercomputers illegally in overseas markets. Customers can now buy time on its high end SX-4 Model 32 for $100 an hour. The system’s 32 processing units give the machine a total processing performance of 64 billion calculations a second. NEC expects customers with large data modelling requirements, such as weather systems and dynamic flow analysis, to use the service. NEC ran into trouble last year when it was accused of dumping supercomputers in US markets. To get around such charges, NEC hopes that overseas customers will exploit high speed links to send data to its supercomputers based in Japan. It also plans to offers additional services such as technical consulting and programming through its overseas subsidiaries.


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