A few months after its launch, Bull’s new supercomputer achieves worldwide recognition in the latest review of the market by HPCwire
At this year’s Supercomputing 2009 conference in Portland (OR) – which since has attracted almost 10,000 visitors 16 November – bullxTM has been named as ‘Best HPC server product or technology’ in the world, by the editorial team at HPCwire, the leading journal focusing on the world of computer simulation and High-Performance Computing (HPC). As well as the recommendation made by the editorial team, the readers of HPCwire have also ranked bullx as one of the ‘Top 5 new products or technologies to watch’.
Back in November 2008, HPCwire named Bull as one of the top five companies to watch in the area of HPC. A year later, it is the turn of the bullx supercomputer to be similarly commended, just a few months after it was launched.
A number of prestigious enterprises and research centers have already been won over by bullx, most notably in France, Germany and Brazil, where the computer’s ultra-dense, ultra-high performance technology, combined with its limited impact on the environment, has been widely recognized. Created specifically by Bull for Extreme Computing, bullx has been designed without compromise for unlimited innovation. bullx can deliver anything from a few Teraflops to several Petaflops of power. Its technical features – including its scalability, density, low energy consumption and availability of powerful processing accelerators – mean that bullx is an unprecedented platform capable of responding to the needs of everything from small-scale design offices to large, world-class research centers. It is equally useful in areas as diverse as life and earth sciences, energy, oil and gas, chemistry, climatology, aeronautics, the automotive industry, financial services…
The coveted HPCwire Readers’ and Editors’ Choice Awards are determined through a survey conducted by HPCwire, online polling of the global HPCwire audience, along with a rigorous selection process involving HPCwire editors and industry luminaries. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the global HPC community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the SC conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis.
The full list of winners for the 2009 awards can be found at the HPCwire website (http://www.HPCwire.com).