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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.

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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.

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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:

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

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.

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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 >>
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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.

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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”.

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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”.

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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 .

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