The Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organisation awarded its Good Design Grand Prize last month to Super Computer by NEC Corporation. Design for the computer was by Keigo Kawasaki and Muneyoshi Mikuni at NEC. The pentagonal pillar was created to keep the layout fixed and the distance between each processor as small as possible, says a JIDPO spokesman. A further 73 designs out of the 2566 competition entries received special prizes.

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