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Editorial
Executive opinion
Hot topics
Business cases
Experts voice
Solutions
Quick Poll
Events
At a glance
 

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January 2006
European ambitions
Bull is coming to the fore in the world of high performance computing with the delivery of Tera-10, the European champion of supercomputers, to the French Atomic Energy Authority (the CEA). So this is the perfect moment, I am convinced, for Europe to reassert its ambitions in the IT industry. As China invests in this area, Europe really has no alternative but to reclaim its position in this most strategic of sectors. Bull, as the only remaining truly European IT manufacturer – capable of delivering Tera-10 several days earlier than planned, even despite very tight initial timescales – is in an excellent position to be a driving force in bringing together the European arm of the industry.
Executive opinion
Jean-Pierre Barbéris, General Manager
Bull's Services and Solutions activities

Why there’s going to be an Open Source breakthrough in 2006…and how businesses can capitalize on it.

« 2005 proved to be a pivotal year in terms of growing awareness of the potential of Open Source. Doubtless, 2006 will be a key year in the acceleration of its deployment.»

EXPERTS VOICE

Claude Camozzi, Bull and Pierre Leca, CEA:
Codename FAME2
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IDEAS International: Bull Escala, scalability & high availability >

Evidian/Gartner: "Leveraging Identity and Access Management with quick ROI" >

 Hot topics
EVENTS
Linux Solutions and Open Source - 31 January, 1&2 February >

ObjectWeb Conference 2006 - 31 January, 1&2 February 2006 >

Microsoft SQL Server 2005 launch in Spain and Germany >

Bull Open Source seminar, 2 March >

CeBIT 2006: 9 - 15 March in Hanover>

QUICK POLL
When will you use Open Source for your critical applications?
Already in use
By 2007
By 2010
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  See the results >
French Atomic Energy Authority (CEA) takes delivery of Tera-10, Europe’s most powerful supercomputer and one of the top few in the world, designed and built by Bull
For Jean Gonnord, Digital and IT Simulation Project Manager at the Military Applications Directorate of the CEA: “With Tera-10, Bull marks Europe’s return to the global HPC stage. The implementation of a real policy governing high powered computing is starting to take hold in France and in Europe more widely, in the same way that it has been long established in the USA, Japan and now also in China.
Business cases

La Poste: The French Post Office is investing €147 million and has awarded Bull and Lockheed Martin the contract for its new automated mail sorting system, which will ensure that it is among the world leaders in the postal services market.
SERPRO: Bull supplies nationwide Border Control Solution in Brazil.
Dassault Aviation: Bull to provide real-time Linux support for Dassault Aviation.
PowerLeader: Bull and the Chinese IT maker enter into an OEM relationship.
MNH: Mutuelle nationale des Hospitaliers (French Mutual Insurance company) chooses Bull NovaScale 7000 to host its GCOS 7 and Linux applications.
Marjane: Linux made easy. Bull supplies Africa’s biggest hypermarket, based in Casablanca.

Solutions
Free up. Bull launches Open Energy, the first comprehensive Open Source software services offering, therefore capitalizing in its experience as an IT maker, software publisher and systems integrator.
At a glance
New performance record for NovaScale with DataDirect Networks for Video Streaming and Recording.
NovaScale ad campaign. Based on the theme of Free up your finances!, it highlights just how competitive NovaScale is, as the world leader in terms of price/performance running Microsoft SQL Server 2005 in the TPC-H decision support benchmarking.
Reverse stock split. More signs of change at Bull: reverse stock split strengthens company’s image in investment community.
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