Tag Archives: extreme computing

bullion X86 enterprise server: the world’s fastest

The bullion server developed by Bull has been ranked as the world’s fastest X86 enterprise-class server, according to the international SPECint®_rate2006[1] benchmark. The benchmark – which was run on a ‘fat’, 16-socket configuration – highlights bullion’s exceptional characteristics, which make it almost twice as powerful as all its rivals.

HPC services in secures Cloud mode to accelerate the adoption computer simulation by big players and SMEs

The ‘NumInnov’ project aims to set up an independent company, to help develop new usages for HPC and accelerate its widespread adoption Bull has announced a plan to create a joint venture with Caisse des Dépôts (CDC), with €28m of equity. The joint company will focus on delivering secured High-Performance Computing (HPC) services, as a Cloud computing service provider.

Industry and Research Centres create a European Technology Platform for High Performance Computing

Major suppliers of High Performance Computing (HPC) technologies in association with HPC research centres create a European Technology Platform for HPC (ETP4HPC) to strengthen Europe’s position Players involved – From Industry: Allinea, ARM, Bull, Caps Entreprise, Eurotech, IBM, Intel, ParTec, STMicroelectronics and Xyratex in association with – HPC research centres BSC, CEA, CINECA, Fraunhofer, Forschungszentrum Juelich and LRZ Bull is chairman of the ETP.

Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize 2012 awards three scientific teams for their advances in research and innovation

The works recognized this year will help understand the evolution of the Universe, sources of laser light and nanotechnologies The Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize 2012 was given by Catherine Rivière, CEO of GENCI (the French National High-Performance Computing Organization), and Philippe Vannier, Chairman and CEO of Bull, to three teams of researchers in recogncition for their contributions to improving knowledge in science, innovation and the development of computer simulation methods.

The Valencia Board of Health, Prince Felipe Center of Research and Bull sign an agreement to establish a Chair in Computational Genomics

The Board of Health in the Spanish region of Valencia (Generalitat valenciana), the PFCI (Principe Felipe Centro d’Investigacion or Prince Felipe Research Center) and Bull have signed a collaborative agreement to establish a Chair in Computational Genomics, with the aim of encouraging teaching, research and technology transfer in this area.

A moment of great pride – Bull Angers welcomes Catherine Rivière, CEO of GENCI and eminent researchers

Philippe Vannier, Chairman and CEO of Bull and Vincent Sarracanie, Industrial and Logistics Director of Bull’s factory at Angers, France, recently played host to Catherine Rivière, CEO of GENCI (the French National High-Performance Computing Organization) – along with Michel Caffarel, Director of Research at CNRS, and Dimitri Komatitsch, Professor of Geophysics, CNRS & INRIA – in the presence of medias and all the Bull employees who work at the site.

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

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

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.

Big Data for DNA Sequencing

Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) in the Netherlands retained Bull to help design a Big Data storage environment Unravelling the human DNA is a compute and data intensive matter.  Every human being has about three million DNA sequences, all of which need to be uncovered, verified and processed.  For this research, speed is of the essence and fast I/O is crucial in attaining the required results in an adequate timeframe.

ATEME and Bull: high definition partners

The combined expertise enables large scale transcoding of video content for multiple screens ATEME, a world leader in video compression solutions for the broadcast and broadband market, and Bull, the premier European provider of High Performance Computing systems, announced today a broadening of their cooperation to market ATEME video processing solutions on bullx® blade systems.

Bull launches its new mainframe family gcos 7 systems leveraging Extreme Computing technologies

Bull’s novascale gcos™ 7010 mainframes combine Extreme computing technologies and those used for large-scale enterprise servers, to boost critical application performance With native support for the Open Source PostgreSQL database, novascale gcos 7010 systems are designed to protect and enrich organizations’ information systems legacies With novascale gcos 7010 systems gcos 7 mainframes enter the world of private Cloud computing The new novascale gcos 7010 systems reaffirm the capability of its

New Bull supercomputer powers weather and climate research at Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and Bull partner in a new high performance super computing environment. Both parties collaborate in order to further optimize weather and climate forecasting in what will be one of the best performing and environmentally friendly weather data centers in Europe. Besides the innovative ‘designed-and-produced in Europe’ technology, Bull also offers comprehensive HPC services, including consultancy, maintenance, monitoring and support.

High-Performance Computing takes off at SONACA with Bull

Belgian aerospace manufacturer SONACA is to use bullx® supercomputers from Bull for its sizing calculations on aeronautical and space structures. More than ever, this makes Bull the strategic IT partner for this hi-tech company, based at Gosselies in the town of Charleroi. Aeronautics is one of the main areas where HPC solutions are widely used with supercomputers that are powerful enough to run especially demanding calculations and simulations.