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Top honors awarded for productivity in a high-performance supercomputer parallel programming language implementation and overall performance Tokyo, Nov 19, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - RIKEN, the University of Tsukuba and Fujitsu today announced that they received top ranks in two of the four benchmarks at the 2014 HPC Challenge(1) Class 1 Awards, which evaluate the overall performance of supercomputers, for the performance of the K computer(2). The first-place rankings were received in two benchmarks: (1) Global HPL, which measures the floating point rate of execution for solving a linear system of equations; and (2) EP STREAM (Triad) per system, which measures sustainable memory bandwidth and the corresponding computation rate for simple vector kernels. This marks the fourth consecutive year, from 2011 to 2014, that the K computer has ranked first in the HPC Challenge Cl... (more)

Toyota Aims to Inspire Current and Future Music Lovers with 2015 Concert Series in Japan

Tokyo, Nov 20, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Toyota Motor Corporation will hold a series of six1 classical-music concerts in cities throughout Japan between April 2 and April 12, 2015. The concerts will be given by the Toyota Master Players, Wien, a special 30-musician strong orchestra including principal musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and the Vienna State Opera Orchestra. The concert series has been held since 2000 as part of Toyota's social contribution activities in support of the arts and culture with special cooperation from the Vienna State Opera Orchestra. As p... (more)

MHI to Consolidate Groupwide Casting Operations at Futami Plant of Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works

Aims are to Form Robust, Competitively Strong Production Structure and Enhance Steel Casting Product Development Capability Tokyo, Nov 14, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Effective April 1, 2015 Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will revamp its production structure for casting products. From that date all current Group casting operations will be consolidated at the company's Futami Plant, part of its Kobe Shipyard & Machinery Works, and the existing casting plants at the Hiroshima Machinery Works and Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works (Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, Ltd.'s Naga... (more)

Hitachi Unveils Train for the UK Intercity Express Programme

Tokyo, Nov 13, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, "Hitachi") announced today that it has unveiled one of the trains being manufactured for the UK Department for Transport's Intercity Express Programme (IEP), the order for which was received in July 2012. The new trains are scheduled to be completed by the end of 2014, and will be shipped to the UK for test operations in the first half of 2015. This project is being undertaken based on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) scheme led by the British Department for Transport. Financial support is being provided by the Jap... (more)

Honda Vietnam to Inaugurate the Third Motorcycle Production Plant in Vietnam

Vietnam, Nov 11, 2014 - (JCN Newswire) - Honda Vietnam Co., Ltd., a Honda motorcycle and automobile sales and production joint venture in Vietnam, today held an inauguration ceremony of the third motorcycle production plant in Ha Nam Province. Vice Prime Minister of The Socialist Republic of Vietnam Hoang Trung Hai and representatives of governmental and local authorities participated in the ceremony. The third motorcycle production plant is located in an area of 270,000 m2 at Dong Van II Industrial Zone in Ha Nam Province, which is 40 km to the South from Hanoi. This plant has a... (more)