Abstract: Using practical scientific and engineering applications, this poster
presents early performance evaluation of the SX-ACE vector processor, which is the latest vector processor developed by NEC in 2013. While inheriting the advantages of the vector architecture, the SX-ACE processor is designed so as to overcome the drawbacks of conventional vector processors by introducing several architectural features. To unveil the potential of the SX-ACE processor, this poster evaluates and discusses how the brand-new vector processor is beneficial to achieve a high sustained performance on practical science and engineering simulations. Evaluation results show that, for a wide range of practical simulations, SX-ACE potentially achieves a higher sustained performance than its predecessor SX-9 and existing scalar processors.