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June 2006
Intel’s "Enterprise Race Ahead" European roadshow in June

With thousands of Itanium® Montecito already operational on its NovaScale servers, Bull is leading the pack of IT makers worldwide having endorsed the most powerful Intel processor. Bull is involved in Intel’s Enterprise Race Ahead events and will demonstrate Montecito chips running on its NovaScale servers. The main cities where Bull will be present include:
• June 2 in Munich, Germany. Bull will demonstrate the innovative QlikTech business intelligence solution running on a NovaScale server under Windows with the new Montecito processors
• June 7 in Le Castelet, France
• June 13 in London, UK, Hyde Park
• June 21 in Madrid, Spain, National Institute of Aerospace Technology

CUBE (Bull European User Group), 13-14 June, Deauville
The 22nd Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Bull European User Group is being held at the Hotel Royal Barrière in the French seaside town of Deauville, on 13 and 14 June 2006.
The theme of the meeting will be: “Which architectures and systems to choose, to control information systems costs?”

The meeting will be chaired by Germain Zimmerlé, Chairman of CUBE, and will also be attended by Didier Lamouche, Chairman and CEO of Bull and Bernadette Andrietti, Chairman of Intel France
During the second day dedicated to “Open Source and cost control”, key IT decision-makers, most notably from the country’s Department of State Modernization and Sysload, will share their points of view on the subject and their experiences. There will also be many opportunities for exchanges between user group members and Bull senior executives on the challenges involved in the continued development of information systems today.

European Mobility exhibition - Paris Expo, France 13-15 June

Only open to the trade, the 2nd European Mobility exhibition will bring together all kinds of organizations working to promote public transport, and more particularly, sustainable transport solutions: urban transport, inter-urban transport, regional transport, railways. Authorities responsible for transport, operators, manufacturers, and service providers will all be exhibiting their know-how and innovations. In all, 200 exhibitors will be there to meet the 15,000 visitors expected. This year, two urban transport networks will be featured under the spotlight: Prague and Berlin.

Bull, as exhibitor at this event, will be pleased to welcome visitors on its stand (B3) for a presentation of Heures, its integrated urban transport management solution.

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@Thos: 15th Hospital Communications Technology days - Gare du Midi, Biarritz, France, 15-16 June

Bull is taking part in the 15th Hospital Communications Technology days, this year focusing on “The use and expansion of ICT in the hospital environment”, including:
• Regulatory news
• Document management and archiving
• Multimedia in the hospital
• Security
On June 16, Bull Evidian will be one of the speakers on the theme “How to break down the barriers of information systems in healthcare centers and open them up to the outside world?”

For more information and to register for the event >>

InfoSecurity & Storage Expo, 20-21 June 2006, Rome
Following InfoSecurity Expo in Madrid and Brussels in March, then London in April, Bull will be demonstrating its Identity, Access and SSO management solutions in Rome at the InfoSecurity & Storage Expo that will take place on June 20-21, at the Sheraton Hotel & Conference Center.
The Bull’s Security Competence Center in Italy is accredited by the National Security Authority (ANS), and by the Security Evaluation Lab (LVS) as Center of Valuation (CE.VA.), to make audits in compliance with Common Criteria (EAL4 level) and ITSEC (E3 level) international standards.
Combining its expertise in security services with Bull Evidian security solutions, Bull Italy is positioned as one of the leading players in the IT security sector.
Bull’s participation at the event will include two speeches:
• During the plenary session on June 20, Michele Bianco, Director of Security Competence Center & CE.VA./LVS will present Bull’s point of view concerning the current situation and possible future developments for Italy regarding ICT security and data protection in the Public Administration.
• The second intervention will take place on June 21st, in particular, during the afternoon session ( "I servizi di supporto alla security governance"), where Bull will be alongside a representative of the OCSI ( Organismo di certificazione della Sicurezza Informatica ) of the Ministry of Communication. During this session reference will be to: Business Continuity Plans, Security, Identity & Access Management, Compliance procedures BS-7799 that Bull has developed for customers such as Poste Italiane, Telecom Italia and other Government bodies.
OCSI will confirm the importance for the European Community to equip itself with Security Evaluation Labs (LVS ) in order to estimate the security of architectures, systems, processes and product conforming to international standards.
Today, Bull has gained credence with LVS and has certified the Trustway suite of cryptographic products conforming to the Common Criteria level EAL2+ and levelEAL4+).

Bull’s Security Competence Center consultants and experts will be pleased to welcome you at our stand, and to demonstrate both the AccessMaster and WiseGuard, an effective Single Sign-On authentication solution.

Teratec 2006 seminar – Paris, June 21
Bull is sponsoring Teratec 2006, due to take place on June 21 at the Ecole Centrale in Paris, designed to provide an overview of high performance computer simulation in France and Europe: a major issue when it comes to the future competitive positioning of manufacturers. Bull, as the only European IT manufacturer, is the main cohesive force behind the ecosystem that is developing around Teratec and the System@tic pôle de competitivité the objectives of which are to accelerate research and development efforts in design, implementation and control of complex systems.

Yves Bamberger, Director of EDF’s Research & Development will talk on ‘Simulation and decision-making’.
Claude Camozzi, Director of Platform Strategy at Bull will present the FAME2 program, the objective of which is to adapt a new generation of servers for High-Performance Computing and handling very large data volumes by the year 2008
Jean-François Lavignon, Director of HPC solutions at Bull, will take part in the round table discussion on ‘Responding to the challenge of computer simulation in France and Europe’.

OpenFabrics Alliance 2006, Paris 22-23 June 2006

Sponsorised by Bull, the CEA and Intel, the OpenFabrics Alliance 2006 Paris Conference will be held on June 22-23, 2006.

The OpenFabrics Alliance invites everyone interested in learning about InfiniBand and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) over Ethernet (iWARP) technologies to enjoy Paris in June. You will learn what you can do with these technologies now, and what is planned for the future. Meet the developers, CTOs and product managers face-to-face and learn about:
Strategies to improve server performance utilizing InfiniBand and RDMA;
How the OpenFabrics Enterprise Distribution (OFED) will change Grid and cluster computing and direct storage connections;
How InfiniBand can outperform Fibre Channel or iSCSI for enterprise storage;
How to achieve 2x the performance at one-fifth the cost of 10 Gb/s Ethernet for clusters;

For more information and on-line registration >>

Open Source Business Conference (OSBC), London, The Brewery, June 27-28
Jean-Pierre Laisné, Chairman of the ObjectWeb Consortium and Bull Open Source initiative Manager, will hold a Keynote at OSBC Europe on "Open Source: A New Industry Strategy". First European version of the successful US OSBC, the OSBC is designed for IT business executives (buyers and vendors), venture capitalists, lawyers, and other decision-makers tasked with developing businesses that leverage open source software. The conference explores the legal, investment, vendor and customer risks, rewards, and opportunities linked to Open Source software.

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ISC (International Supercomputing Conference), Dresden in Germany, from June 27 to 30
La 21ème édition de l’ISC se tiendra au Centre International des Congrès de Dresde en Allemagne du 27 au 30 juin prochain. Principal événement européen dans le domaine des supercalculateurs et du calcul haute performance, l’ISC est le point de passage incontournable pour avoir une vision internationale de l’évolution des technologies et des applications HPC (High Performance Computing).
The 21st edition of the ISC will be held at the Dresden International Conference Center in Germany, from June 27 to 30, 2006. As the leading supercomputing event in Europe, the ISC constitutes the premier venue for gaining an international perspective in the field of High Performance Computing (HPC).
The main themes of the event will be HPC applications in industry and healthcare, and the challenges of HPC benchmarking. In addition, China’s growing role in the HPC market will be put under the spotlight. Two very interesting discussion panels are planned, focusing on two key subjects: “Petaflops Computing in the US and in Japan” and “Acquisition and Operation of an HPC System”; Pierre Leca, Head of the Department “Sciences of Simulation and Information” at CEA, France, will participate to this session scheduled on Wednesday 28 June, 6:00pm.
The organizers of ISC 2006 have put together an ambitious program, featuring some high-quality speakers including Jack Dongarra from the University of Tennessee who is one of the world’s recognized experts in supercomputer benchmarking.
On 27 June, ahead of the main conference program, three tutorial sessions will be led by world-renowned experts, on: “Blades – Basics, Innovations and Usability for HPC”; “Focusing and Introducing New Benchmark Initiatives”; and “Software Tools to Support Programming and Optimization on HPC Systems”.
Bull, as a sponsor of ISC 2006, will be present on stand number B27/B29 and will showcase the very new version of its NovaScale servers and HPC solutions.

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WCE 2006 – World Customs Exhibition: “Safer trade through technology”,
Brussels, 29 June - 01 July 2006

The WCE (World Customs Exhibition) organized by the WCO (World Customs Organization) will take place in Brussels, alongside the annual Sessions of the WCO Council, the Organization’s highest decision-making body, which involves 169 Member Governments.
According to Michel Danet, Secretary General of the WCO: “Safer trade through technology is a particularly significant theme as the international Customs community increases its efforts to secure and facilitate trade on the one hand, and Customs administrations re-examine their role as they move from traditional gatekeeper to 21st century information manager on the other hand. In this respect, no doubt that technology plays a pivotal role in this new emerging Customs environment which emphasizes the importance of security while promoting the facilitated movement of goods across the globe.”

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After our presence at the WCO IT Conference in Bangalore in April, where we presented our e-biscus solution to a number of Customs, Bull is sponsor of WCE. A new opportunity to exhibit its e-biscus open and flexible solution for Customs, which facilitates the legal commerce through fraud detection, fast clearance and efficient enforcement as well as its Tariff offerings. Our experts would be delighted to welcome you on our stand (# 6).
Bull has gained worldwide recognition in the public sector for its expertise, in particular in aligning customs systems to new international demands. For several years now, Bull has been involved in developing customs solutions in several European countries during their preparation for EU accession: supporting the implementation of EU requirements. These countries include Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania; Ireland and Morocco have also selected Bull’s Customs solutions to modernize their system.

World eGov Forum, October 18-20, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France

Bull is sponsor of the World eGov Forum which will be held in October at Issy-les-Moulineaux, France. It will represent a unique opportunity to showcase both the role and the impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the public sphere; to present public e-services and citizens’ opinions to all types of publics. South Korea will be the guest of honor of the Forum. Approximately 30 countries will participate in various conferences.
Three plenary sessions, four conference themes and around 20 simultaneous round table discussions are organized around the central question: Which connected society do we want?
• E-inclusion: the real challenge to build the connected society that we want
• E-government as a strong issue of the governments transformation
• Re-invent democracy at the age of information: to a participatory democracy?

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