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NCUBE CLAIMS 60% OF THE JAPANESE MASSIVELY PARALLEL MARKET

Foster City, California-based nCube Corp, as reported (CI No 1,882), has recently sold six of its nCube 2 massively parallel computer systems in Japan: the firm now claims to own more than 60% of the Japanese market for massively parallel supercomputers; the sales have been for systems ranging in size from 16 to 512 processors; these include the Industrial Research Institute of Kanagawa Prefecture which has a 32-processor configuration with 4Mb local memory on each node, for use in a research outsourcing centre to promote industry in the Kanagawa Prefecture, and for object recognition applications, as used in robotics and manufacturing; Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International’s Auditory and Visual Perception arm has a 64-processor machine for neural network research for simulating visual perception; nCube’s Japanese distributor is Sumitomo Corp’s Tokyo-based Sumisho Electronic Systems Inc.

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