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January 2006
Business cases
• La Poste (France)
• SERPRO (Brazil)
• Dassault Aviation (France)
  • PowerLeader (China)
• MNH (French Mutual Insurance Company)
• Marjane Derb Soltan (Morocco)

Bull to provide real-time Linux support for Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation has chosen Bull to provide support services for its Linux systems operating in real-time environments, as part of its work on upstream simulations of complex systems.

Capitalizing on its Open Access service – part of the recently-launched Open Energy offering – Bull will provide Dassault Aviation with expertise in the following areas:
Carrying out Linux distributions across five different hardware platforms, according to Dassault Aviation’s annual engineering specifications.
Setting up a ‘hot line’ structure for operational teams and Dassault Aviation specialists.
Providing support services for the Real-Time Linux kernel, network services and related systems administration services.

Jean-Pierre Barbéris, General Manager of Bull's Services and Solutions activities, said: “We are very proud to have Dassault Aviation as one of our customers. Our comprehensive systems development, qualification, distribution and support service for Open Source software stacks underlines just how relevant Bull’s strategy and offerings are in today’s marketplace. They prove just how capable we are of responding to the most demanding customer requirements.”

In addition, Bull will be responsible for managing the evolution of the software distribution, and version planning. To deliver these services, Bull will utilize is Service Centers specializing in Open Source software engineering and its Bull TeleServices customer support center, with its R&D centers providing level three support.

Jean-Claude Arnoux, Director of Digital Techniques at Dassault Aviation, commented: “The solution that Bull is providing for our Real-Time Linux needs gives us three fundamentally important advantages: a single point of contact, customized support, and results in line with our expectations – all critically important elements in our particular real-time environment.”

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