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Bull ranked among the top 10% of IT companies for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) by EcoVadis Recognition for Bull’s CSR policy

Bull’s CSR policy praised by ratings’ agencies, investors and customers alike. Bull enjoys the fruits of a determined and structured CSR policy. In 2012, the Group was ranked by EcoVadis as one of the top 10% best regarded IT companies in terms of its CSR.

Nancy Hospital, pioneering neutral image archiving Nancy Hospital, pioneering neutral image archiving

Among the healthcare resources that could potentially be shared at a regional level, neutral archiving infrastructures are one promising option.

Today’s operational and command information systems prepare next-generation soldiers Today’s systems preparing tomorrow’s armed forces

The armed forces are pushed by technological developments and their tactical and operational needs, to update their operational and command information systems, despite the tough budget constraints they face.

Bull inaugurates its Center of Excellence for Parallel Computing: the first European center of expertise dedicated to research into enhancing High-Performance Computing (HPC). A center of excellence for parallel programming

In order to take full advantage of the power of tomorrow’s supercomputers, most HPC applications in use today will have to be modernized. This is a massive issue: it will involve constant moving forward, towards ever higher levels of innovation and competitiveness. On March 22, Bull will inaugurate its Center of Excellence for Parallel Computing, the leading European center of technical and industrial excellence in this field.

Bull launches Bull Boost: strategic offerings to ensure digital technology actively drives growth Bull launches Bull Boost: strategic offerings to ensure digital technology actively drives growth

A pragmatic approach to boost the usage of digital technology Innovative, easy to implement solutions focused on creating value and delivering rapid ROI Customized support and a partnership-based approach to innovation With its wealth of experience in high-added value digital projects, Bull launched Bull Boost: a program of offerings designed to help organizations transform information technologies into a strategic catalyst that will speed up their development and boost their business.

La Poste chooses Le cloud by Bull to access an ultra high-availability hosting infrastructure La Poste scales new heights with Le Cloud by Bull

Value-added hosting contract renewed for a six-year fixed term, worth a minimum of €27millions. Following a tendering period of over six months, the Postal Services and group senior management teams at the French Post Office, La Poste, have shown their continued trust in Bull, for the provision of a secure, ultra high-availability hosting infrastructure to meet the La Poste group’s service continuity requirements for its strategic activities.

Bull, the CEA, F4E and the JAEA inaugurate the Helios supercomputer in Rokkasho (Japan), dedicated to the Nuclear Fusion program A Bull supercomputer conquers Japan

The supercomputer, delivering over 1.5 Petaflops, will provide the computer modeling and simulation capabilities needed for the ‘Broader Approach’ program, linked to the ITER initiative.

From zero to 1.5 Petaflops in nine months A real technological and human adventure

Bull has implemented yet another Petascale supercomputer, Helios, this time in Japan. Over and above the technological achievement, this has been a huge challenge for the entire team, as Bull’s Project Director, Philippe Lachamp, explains.

Curie speeds up European research Curie speeds up European research

GENCI’s CURIE supercomputer – designed by Bull – opens up unprecedented new possibilities for academic and industrial research in Europe. The equivalent of reading two billion books in just one second: that’s the level of performance which the CURIE supercomputer – designed by Bull for GENCI (the French National High-Performance Computing Organization) and now being made available research purposes – is capable of.

Bull launches Le cloud by Bull Bull launches Le cloud by Bull

Bull, leader in mission-critical digital systems, is today launching Le Cloud by Bull: the first structured approach to achieving a smooth transition to secure, made-to-measure enterprise cloud computing, and ensuring that the cloud is a positive driver for business performance. “The journey to the cloud is just starting,” explains Philippe Miltin, Executive Vice-President, Computing Solutions at Bull.

HPC awards for Bull at Supercomputing HPC awards for Bull at Supercomputing

The 2011 HPCwire Reader’s Choice Award confirms Bull as a world-class leader in the HPC market At the SuperComputing 2011 conference in Seattle, the readers of HPCwire – the world’s most highly respected on-line magazine for the HPC industry – voted Tera 100 as the “TOP supercomputing achievement” of the year, confirming Bull as a global player and a world-class leader in Extreme Computing.

Bull’s bullion proves to be the fastest X86 enterprise server Bull’s bullion proves to be the fastest X86 enterprise server

Bull’s novascale bullion™ server has just been ranked as the fastest ever X86 enterprise server, according to the international SPECint®_rate2006 benchmark. The benchmark – which was run on a 16-socket configuration – highlights bullion’s exceptional features. The bullion server clearly demonstrated its superior power compared with its competitors, also offering greater scalability and lower energy consumption.

Tera 100 once again crowned as Europe’s most powerful supercomputer Tera 100 once again crowned as Europe’s most powerful supercomputer

Early Summer 2011 was a busy time for Bull, with some significant milestones in HPC. In June, the TOP500 rankings – published at ISC 2011 – once again awarded the title of ‘Europe’s most powerful supercomputer’ to Tera 100.

25 SMEs join forces with Bull to create the NumInnov Club 25 SMEs join forces with Bull to create the NumInnov Club

Bull gets its partners involved in the NumInnov[1] project it has put forward as part of the French Future Investments program. As part of the French State’s Future Investments program, Bull has submitted its NumInnovn project, which aims to establish a Cloud computing platform for intensive computing requirements.

EUROCONTROL awards 43 million euro contract to consortium led by Bull EUROCONTROL awards 43 million euro contract to consortium led by Bull

Contract calls for transition in sourcing strategy – Bull to set up Program Management Office EUROCONTROL, the European Organization for the Safety of Air Navigation, has awarded a multi-year contract for the development and testing of business critical applications to a consortium led by Bull.  Besides the development and testing, Bull will be leading a strategic transformation office helping EUROCONTROL transition its sourcing strategy.

bullion ranked as the world’s fastest VMware server bullion ranked as the world’s fastest VMware server

Bull’s novascale bullion™ server, running under VMware, has been ranked as the fastest in the world in February according to the international SPECvirt_sc201 benchmark. Supporting 168 virtual machines (VMs) on a single server, bullion has proved itself to be more than twice as powerful as its nearest competitor, and even more efficient, with fewer disks and less memory.

BullWay 2011-2013: positioning Bull as a European leader in mission-critical digital systems, within three years BullWay 2011-2013: positioning Bull as a European leader in mission-critical digital systems, within three years

Bull, the only European company offering combined expertise in IT infrastructures IT and complex systems, unveiled ‘BullWay 2013’, its strategic plan for the years 2011 to 2013, along with its associated financial objectives. The aim of this strategic plan is to position Bull within three years as a European leader in mission-critical digital systems.

Tera 100 : a champion of efficiency with Formula One performance Tera 100 : a champion of efficiency with Formula One performance

The most efficient supercomputer in the world, with proven efficiency of almost 84% according to the LINPACK benchmark[1]   European Number One, with a performance of 1.05 Petaflops[2] A general-purpose supercomputer, designed to run the CEA-DAM’s Simulation program 24 hours a day Tera 100 has officially broken the Petaflops barrier, by recording a performance of 1.05 million billion operations a second (1.05 Petaflops) in the LINPACK benchmark test, for a

extreme factory : the first integrated on-demand, pay-as-you-go computer simulation offering extreme factory : the first integrated on-demand, pay-as-you-go computer simulation offering

extreme factory brings computer simulation into the Cloud Computing era. Ease of use, cost control, rapid access, security… customers simply choose the amount of processing power they need and only pay for what they use. From now on, unlimited innovation is available to everyone. extreme factory offers both PaaS (Platform as a Service) and SaaS (Software as a Service) options, working in close partnership with Independent Software Vendors (ISVs).

A vital capital investment A vital capital investment

As part of the European PRACE partnership, GENCI has just acquired a bullx® supercomputer that will deliver a record 1.6 Petaflops of power. GENCI’s CEO Catherine Rivière, who also represents France in the PRACE council, explains more.