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N°34  |  February   2009
STAR European Conference 2009 - London, March 23-25

The theme of the STAR European Conference 2009 is:
Integrate. Automate. Innovate!
Held on March 23, 24, 25 at an exclusive London venue, the conference will focus on Automated CAE analysis, in which multiple simulations are performed with minimal user intervention. Adopting this philosophy not only provides a more complete picture of how a product actually performs in service, but helps to free the user from the mechanics of actually performing the CFD calculations, providing more time for true engineering analysis and thus leading to unprecedented innovation.
The conference will explore in detail the many benefits of deploying Automation in your CAE process:

  • Simulation of the entire design space, not just a few selective points.

  • Reduction in user error and associated run-time costs.

  • Ensure workflow consistency amongst global engineering teams

  • Spend more time innovating and less time modeling.

Bull will exhibit its HPC solutions at the STAR European Conference 2009. Visit the Bull booth!

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Linux and Open Source solutions 2009 - Paris Expo, 31 March-2 April

Linux solutions/Open Source celebrates it's 10th birthday with it's 2009 edition. The Open Source market now provides efficient solutions: mobility, virtualization, IT security, interoperability, development, collaboration, business intelligence, data centre, CRM, VoIP, SOA, workstation, etc. Companies and administrations, always in search of performance and effectiveness are adopting more than ever to Open Source solutions.

With Bull, Architect of an Open World™ and the European leader in Open Source Software services, discover the value of open solutions, through a number of conferences delivered by its experts:

March 31

  • KEYNOTE : 9h15-9h30
    Jean-Pierre LAISNE, Bull: FLOSS roadmap 2020

  • Data Center and Open Source software
    Julien LEGRAND, Bull: Java EE applications update without service interruption

  • To industrialize Java EE developments – The value of Open Source software
    François FORNACIARI, Bull: How to combine EJB3 and OSGi

  • To innovate with Open Source software
    Emmanuel FORGUES : globull, the world’s most secure mobile solution
  • Open Source software and interoperability
    Jean-Pierre LAISNE, Bull

April 1

  • SOA and Open Source software
    Jean-Pierre LAISNE, Bull

  • Governance of Open Source projects
    Jean-Pierre LAISNE, Bull

April 2

  • Collaborative work and content management
    Rodrigue LE GALL, Bull R&D à Automatic generation of Web applications based on business processes

Bull will also be exhibiting on its stand its Open Energy™ family of Open Source services, NovaForge™, the first comprehensive shared platform for project management and distributed development projects based on Open Source software, Virtual Shore™, a new collaborative way to develop application software, its NovaScale® servers running Linux in partnership with Intel, and its latest innovation: globull™, the first security platform for mobile computing.

Bull is also sponsor of the1st OW2 conference (April 1-2), with its experts participating in many sessions.

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Open Source solutions >>

First OW2 Annual Conference: Open Source for Computing Infrastructure - Paris - April 1-2, 2009

Two free days to discover the enterprise software that will set you free and boost your efficiency: come and take part in the first OW2 Annual Conference, April 1-2, in Paris, held during the Solutions Linux trade show.
Optimize your time: attending the first OW2 Annual Conference will also offer you the opportunity to visit the Solution Linux trade show, discover the latest developments in the OW2's leading projects and talk with the developers themselves.
Anticipate the future: come and discover how Ruby is evolving with its designer Yukihiro Matsumoto, and what comes next for Java in the enterprise with Roberto Chinnici, the lead of Java EE 6 specification.
Broaden your knowledge: this year's program features over 30 presentations, speakers from Europe, Asia and the Americas, seven thematic sessions, four poster sessions and of course the "Best Use Case Award".
And it's all free! Thanks to OW2 sponsors, ANR, Bull, EBMWebsourcing, Engineering, eXo Platform, Ingres, INRIA, Orange Labs, and Xwiki, the conference is free of charge and open to all.

About OW2
Founded in January 2007 as the merge of ObjectWeb and OrientWare communities, OW2 is an independent industry consortium dedicated to developing Open Source middleware and to fostering a vibrant community and business ecosystem. Building on the legacy of ObjectWeb and OrientWare, OW2 federates more than one hundred organizations and 6000 IT Professionals in Europe, Asia and the Americas. As a leading global Open-Source organization, OW2 aims to bring together grassroots communities across all continents through Local Chapters.
To find out more about OW2, visit

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More information on the OW2 Annual Conference website >>

Data protection - securing the mobility wave - Webinar - Wednesday April 8, 3pm-4pm CET

With today’s growing enterprise mobilization, increased mobility means increased risk. Valuable enterprise data which was once tightly secured within the networked perimeter now resides unprotected on mobile end points, including laptops and other mobile devices. Left unsecured, mobile devices like laptops are an open door to one of the enterprise most valuable corporate assets — information.

  • How to combine Mobility and Security?
  • How to protect the Road Warrior against confidential data leakage?
  • How to access to his or her own personal work environment on any host workstation?

To learn more on how to meet these challenges, join us and discover globull, the first handy 122gr-only trusted platform!

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InfoSecurity Europe - Earls Court, London, UK, 28-30 April 2009

Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s most comprehensive convergence of information security professionals. It attracts more than 10 000 visitors. The right place to be to:

  • Discover practical strategies, solutions and technologies for all your information security issues.

  • Take an in-depth look at some of the hottest topics in the information security industry today in the cutting-edge educational programme.

Evidian will be exhibiting its E-SSO and mobile solutions on stand J70.

Free registration >>
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Cube Unix Seminar - Paris, 28 April 2009

On April 28th Bull and the CUBE (Bull European User Group) are holding the 8th edition of the CUBE Unix Forum at the Marriott hotel in Paris Champs-Elysées. Open to all, this day, led by Bull experts, is a privileged moment to exchange and complete your knowledge of the Escala® offer.

9.45 Welcome and introduction
• Updates on Escala
• Virtualisation and memory management
12.00 Lunch
14.00 Automation of a virtualized Data Center
• System monitoring
• High availability in a virtualized environment
• Performance of capacities management
• Electricity consumption management
16.00 Conclusion – Questions & Answers

*AIX, AIX 6, POWER, POWER6 are International Business Machines Corporation trademarks; UNIX is a registered trademark of The Open Group.

Register (French only) >>
Escala servers >>

InfoSecurity Europe - Earls Court, London, UK, 28-30 April 2009

Infosecurity Europe is Europe’s most comprehensive convergence of information security professionals. It attracts more than 10 000 visitors. The right place to be to:

  • Discover practical strategies, solutions and technologies for all your information security issues.

  • Take an in-depth look at some of the hottest topics in the information security industry today in the cutting-edge educational programme.

Come and discover globull on stand J70, its ecosystem, its ROI and its integration into an information system. Globull is an innovative solution that combines security and the mobility of users. Storage of data to highly secure storage of keys and certificates for access to integrated information system in a box of 122 grams.

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2009 SIMULIA European Customer Conference - London, 18-21 May

This year, the traditional bi-annual Abaqus Users’ Conference (AUC) is expanded to include users of other SIMULIA software, and will therefore be known as the SIMULIA Customer Conference. (SCC). It will be held in historic London at the Brewery. The SCC continues a 20+ year tradition of providing a valuable forum for learning how experts in engineering and academia are applying the latest simulation technology and methods to accelerate and improve product development.
The SCC brings together an international community of realistic simulation users to share their knowledge and experience in advancing methods and technology for finite element analysis, multiphysics, process automation, design optimization, and simulation management. The conference program will feature presentations by representatives of many industries, such as Aerospace, Automotive, Electronics, Energy, Life Sciences…

Bull will be a sponsor of the SIMULIA Customer Conference and will exhibit its High Performance Computing solutions. Come and meet us there!

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HPC solutions >>

Ventyx Mindshare 2009 - Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 8-10

Bull is sponsor of the Ventyx Mindshare 2009 User Conference in Amsterdam. Whether you are a generation company, water utility, petrochemical, financial entity, telecom/cable company, or government agency, Ventyx Mindshare offers you insight into your industry.
The conference will cover Ventyx business solutions and emerging business issues that are driving change in customers business. Ventyx solutions are available on the powerful Bull Escala® range which is relevant for large IT infrastructure.

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Bull Escala servers >>

Smart Healthcare Expo - Earls Court, London, UK, 9-10 June

Smart Healthcare 2009 is the leading healthcare event in the UK for professionals who are looking to drive IT-enabled change in the public sector. Through the implementation of modernized healthcare services, public sector organizations can learn to deliver efficiency savings and ensure greater patient choice. This event includes a free exhibition and conference and provides public servants with the opportunity to discover strategies and new products and services to enable improved healthcare provision.

Evidian will be exhibiting at stand Q438.

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Digital Sovereignty Colloquium - Paris, Assemblée nationale – 17 June

Benefiting from the high-level sponsorship of Bernard Accoyer, President of the National Assembly of France, the French parliament, this Colloquium is being staged by French business magazine l’Expansion and will take place on Wednesday 17 June from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.

Nathalie Kosciusko-Morizet, Minister of State to the Prime Minister, with responsibility for Forward Planning, Assessment of Public Policies and Development of the Digital Economy, will be giving a presentation at 12:30 pm.

Didier Lamouche, Bull’s Chairman and CEO, will be taking part in the third round-table discussion chaired by Bernard Carayon, member of the parliament representing Tarn and Chairman of Prometheus, which begins at 2:30 pm and will explore the theme of: Technology venture capital serving a public policy of digital sovereignty.

Key topics include: Mastering IT security technologies is one of the new challenges of economic and political power. Technology venture capital is inherently characterized by its ability to call on the market to fund research and development into high-potential technologies. Is it possible to identify any industrial and technological priorities by examining experiences in Europe and the policy driven by the European Investment Bank. What is the future for technology venture capital and strategic investment?

CIAB Febraban 2009 - São Paulo, Brazil - 17, 18, 19 June

Bull is Gold Sponsor of the 19th CIAB Febraban (International Congress for Banking Automation as Gold Sponsor) next week from June, 17 to 19.

The event, the largest in the Information Technology segment for financial institutions in Latin America will take place at the Transamerica Expo Center, in São Paulo. The event is comprised of a product and service exhibit of the highest technology for the financial sector – ATMs, products, services and safety equipment, electronic transfer systems and forms of payment, etc.

Come and meet Bull experts!

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ISC'09 - Hamburg, Germany, June 23-26

Europe's number 1 High Performance Computing Exhibition is moving to Hamburg in 2009. The 4-day conference and trade show will provide a unique platform to learn, network and do business, all under one roof. With over 1,500 attendees - HPC industry leaders, IT specialists and scientists - and more than 120 exhibitors from over 45 countries expected to attend, ISC’09 is sure to be the biggest and best edition yet.

The 2009 conference program will feature as usual distinguished keynote speakers, as well as two afternoon sessions on Weather/Climate and Aerospace, and specialized sessions on Cloud Computing, Cluster/Multicore Architectures, HPC & Seismic, Gas & Oil Applications, GPU and Extreme Data Management/Mining.

The eagerly-awaited 33rd TOP500 list of the world’s fastest supercomputers will also be announced.

Bull is Gold sponsor of ISC’09. Meet our experts at the Bull booth and see our latest generation of Bull HPC servers and cluster solutions.

More information >>
HPC solutions >>

LHS European Customer Convention - October 15-16, 2009 - Berlin

Bull is one of the sponsors of the 6th European Customer Convention of his partner LHS, taking place October 15 and 16, 2009 in one of Europe’s most dynamic cities – Berlin, Germany.

Information exchange is the name of the game. The conference begins on October 15 with a full day’s program of presentations, case studies and networking opportunities designed to give an overview of what is new with LHS company, its vision, its strategy and products for the coming years. LHS partners are invited to discuss with key Telco customers their market successes, their challenges and the role the billing system plays in their strategy.

As a recognized player in building telecom billing solutions, Bull insures since 2006 the Third-Party Maintenance of billing applications based on LHS for several mobile operators in emerging markets. Having a booth at this event allows Bull to further deepen its connexions with customers.

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GITEX Business Solutions - Dubai, October 18-22

GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2009 presents a dedicated event for government, enterprise and SMB solution providers: "GITEX Business Solutions". The aim of GITEX Business Solutions is to build upon the exhibition’s position as the region’s largest IT procurement platform, by providing focused areas for technology organisations to network with the thousands of senior technology managers and chief information officers set to visit the high profile event
GITEX Business Solutions has three distinct areas: Network and Security, Office Technology and Supplies, and IT Solutions.

The structure of GITEX Business Solutions is poised to meet the demands of a rapidly developing IT solutions market, with industry analysis from IDC estimating that the IT services market in the UAE alone will grow to over US$1 billion by 2010.

Evidian will be presenting its security tools and solutions at GITEX.

More information >>
Evidian Security tools & solutions >>

10th World e-Democracy Forum - Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, 22-23 October 2009

The election of Barack Obama has confirmed the theories developed at this Forum about the potentially useful role that Information and Communications Technologies can play in political life and in enabling citizens to take an active part in democratic debate. The 10th World e-Democracy Forum is aiming to shed further light on those who work every day to build the digital society to serve citizens. Three highlights punctuate this 10th edition of the e-Democracy Forum...

This year’s Forum is organized in three main sections:

  • On Thursday 22 October: two panel discussions focused on ‘digital identities’ will be staged. How will they change things for the citizen, the user and the consumer, and what impact will they have on political life in the next decade from 2010? In what ways will digital technologies change politics? (Niedermeyer auditorium, Issy-les-Moulineaux).
  • Presentation of the annual e-Democracy Awards, followed by a gala dinner.
  • On Friday 23 October, the Award-winners will present their achievements in the form of a television broadcast, which will also be transmitted over the Internet in an interactive format Multimedia Suite at Issy Town Hall).

Bull is sponsoring the forum.

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Accelerate ROI through Innovation! - Brussels - Thursday October 22nd 2009

Innovation in Green IT and Disaster Recovery

  • You would like to adapt dynamically your server infrastructure to your operational / business requirements.
  • You need power on demand, virtualization and consolidation capabilities.
  • You are looking for solutions to lower infrastructure complexity and costs while bringing a new level of power and flexibility.

This seminar will allow you to meet our experts, discuss with them and evaluate the immediate benefits you can achieve.



Welcome & Coffee


Saskia Van Uffelen – CEO Bull Belux


Concrete business cases proving the accelerated ROI:

VMware Virtualization: lowering your TCO, gaining simplicity and central management of your X86 servers
Anne-Mie Foucart – Benelux country manager VMware

Enjoy the benefits of Virtualization with Bull Escala servers (POWER6/AIX)
Gert Prieber – Escala product manager Bull Europe

New way to safeguard your data: EMC Recoverpoint Continuous Data Protection
Wilbert Hawinkel – Advisory Technology Consultant EMC Belgium


Lunch & discussion with experts

ITSMF Jaarcongres - Nijkerk, October 26-27

Bull Netherlands participates in the 14th edition of the largest IT management congress in the Netherlands.

At the event you will find
- International Speakers
- Current Cases and Best Practices
- Participants at tactical and strategic level
- Ample opportunity to maintain and enhance your business network

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Storage Networking World (SNW), Europe - Frankfurt, 27–28 October

SNW Europe is the leading European storage conference where IT professionals can learn about the latest storage innovations and exchange with industry peers and technology experts. Organised in close collaboration with SNIA (the Storage Networking Industry Association), this event is sponsored by the major actors of the storage market.

As an integrator of storage solutions and a European member of SNIA, Bull is a Gold sponsor of SNW Europe 2009, and will deliver a seminar and demonstrate solutions on the on the theme: “Energy and cost-efficient storage”.

Discover the Bull storage solutions and meet our experts on stand 20.

More about StoreWay solutions >>
More about SNW Europe >>

PITS - Public IT-Security 2009 - dbb Forum, Berlin, October 27

The Public IT-Security event is a conference and exhibition organized by Behörden-Spiegel Group.
It targets IT professionals and executives, mainly in the public sector.

Evidian will be presenting its Enterprise Single Sign-On solution, including the integration of PKI and SSO
and exhibiting on stand 8.

Evidian SSO solutions >>
More information about PITS >>

European HTC 2010 - Versailles – 27-29 October

Altair Engineering will organize its 4th European HyperWorks Technology Conference (HTC) on October 27-29, in Versailles, France.

This 4th conference will highlight the latest trends, developments and applications in the field of enterprise computer aided engineering (CAE) and will showcase cutting-edge methods, applications and industry examples of CAE-driven innovations. The three days will be packed with valuable technical information. Just as in 2009, the event will officially be divided into two parts. On Wednesday the event will offer workshops for different simulation related topics and host a variety of customer, product, and user meetings like the solid Thinking day. Thursday and Friday are dedicated to the traditional conference proceedings, including a broad range of technical and keynote presentations from across industry, the meet the expert sessions, and the partner exhibition.

Bull, as a long-term Altair partner, will exhibit its Extreme Computing solutions at the EHTC.

Extreme Computing solutions >>
More about HTC >>

Launch of Digital Barnsley and opening of Bull data centre - Barnsley, 22 October 2009

Didier Lamouche – CEO of Bull Group
Phil Coppard OBE – CEX Barnsley MBC
David Holt – CEX Digital Region
Iain Simpson – Voice and Data

How will digital region help my business?
South Yorkshire will be at the absolute forefront of broadband in Europe. It will provide you with a unique opportunity to grow your business both locally and in the global marketplace. It is your chance to exploit this world class infrastructure and position your business ahead of the game.

What is digital region?
The Digital Region Ltd. (DRL) project represents one of the largest public sector-led open broadband infrastructure initiatives in the world. It will give South Yorkshire motorway broadband speeds when the rest of the country is at best on A roads. It will cover the city, towns and villages of Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley and Rotherham and serve a population of over 1.3 million citizens, 546,000 homes and 40,000 businesses. This is a major opportunity to transform South Yorkshire. It will achieve a step change that will impact on the entire sub-regional economy and meet social objectives.

What is the new Bull data centre?
It is a state of the art data centre on Pontefract road representing a major investment by Bull, an international company, as part of the digital future of Barnsley.

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GS Days 2009 – “Convincing people without constraining them” - Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1 December 2009

The French-speaking security event known as GS Days will be held on 1 December at the Palais des Arts et des Congrès in Issy-les-Moulineaux, France, focusing on the theme of “Convincing people without constraining them”. The aim is to bring together some 500 security experts for a series of demonstrations and seminars, focusing on a number of organizational and technical issues.

Our security experts will be delighted to welcome you to the Bull stand, where they will be able to show you our TrustWay® solutions, which are designed to ensure data integrity and confidentiality and to protect sensitive networks, including the TrustWay VPN, TrustWay HSM box and TrustWay Crypto PCI, the secure TrustWay PPS USB device and globull™.

During the event, Alain Filée, Director of Bull’s TrustWay Business Unit, will be leading a seminar at 2.30pm: “Swords and Shields or How to stay one step ahead, faced with the growing sophistication of attack techniques”.

More about TrustWay >>
More about GS Days >>

JONAs Day 5.1 - Grenoble,December, 1st

JOnAS, the OW2 open source application server with its LGPL license provides a right cost and comprehensive alternative for the critical services delivery in the enterprise information system. The JOnAS 5.1 release relies on a native OSGi architecture bringing the expected modularity and dynamicity in the lightweight and adaptable SOA platform. JavaEE5 standard ensures the applications portability and interoperability while greatly simplifying the development. The operational management tools such as clustering or monitoring provide all the mechanisms required in a production environment.
The seminar will enable you to discover new features of this release with presentations and demonstrations conducted by the core development team of the open source projects.

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20th Machine Evaluation Workshop - Holiday Inn Runcorn/UK, 1-2 December 2009

The forthcoming 2009 Daresbury Machine Evaluation Workshop will be held on 1 and 2 December as part of the EPSRC's Distributed Computing Support Programme.

This Workshop is now established as a leading national event dedicated to distributed high performance scientific computing. The principle objective is to encourage close contacts between the research communities from the Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Materials Programs of EPSRC and the major vendors of workstations, software and peripherals.

The workshop includes a rich program of technical vendor presentations, user presentations, break-out sessions dedicated to HPC in Industry, Visualisation Services and High Performance Computing, Procurement, Open-Source Alternatives to Commercial Software, Real Life Applications of GPUs.

Important components of the workshop include the availability of systems for benchmarking evaluation purposes, plus the exhibition itself. Vendors are providing Internet access to these systems prior to the event, and the availability of products on the day will help delegates evaluate the machines.

Bull is a sponsor of the 20th MEW, and will provide access to its most recent bullx blade system. Bull HPC expert Denis Gutfreund will make a presentation entitled “I/Os in HPC, a practical case study”.

Information and registration >>
Bull HPC solutions >>

Bull Training - Green IT: a real necessity - Paris, Friday 4 December

Friday 4 December, Claude Marson, Consultant and Deputy Director of IT events firm Synthèse Informatique and seminar leader for the 'Computing trends' seminar, will be chairing a new seminar on "Green IT: a real necessity", at our Espace Italie/Paris premises. The main themes for the seminar will be:
1. The general context of Green IT: what it covers
2. IT's real footprint and its assets to save energy and 'clean' consumption
3. What advantages can we expect from 'greening' the Data Center
4. The methodological approach and quantitative evaluation of Green IT efforts
5. The Data Center
- Measurement
- Preferred hardware and processors
- Architectures that contribute to Green IT: virtualization of processors and storage, new devices in Storage Area Networks (SAN)...
- The influence of networks and the part they play in the overall equation
- Power supply problems
- Diversification of energy sources
- The evaluation of air-conditioning/cooling and organization of the machine room: hot and cold air flows, partner offerings
6.The workstation
- How can we reduce energy footprint?
- What about eco-friendly labels?
- Common-sense solutions and negative responses from users
- What is the real footprint of different types of terminals: Citrix, VDI…
7.Drivers for optimizing consumption of resources
- Remote working, reorganization of the occupation of premises, heating
- Reduction of printed status reports and restructuring of printing services
- Software solutions for administering Green IT
- Responsible behaviour and recommendations to make .

More information and registration >>

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