Contents
Editorial
Executive opinion
Guest contributors
Hot topics
Business cases
Experts voice
Solutions
Quick Poll
At a glance
Events
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July 2006
 
An extremely proud moment

The twice-yearly TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers has just been published, and TERA-10, which Bull delivered to CEA (French Atomic Energy Authority) in December 2005, has taken the lead among Europe’s supercomputers, and claimed the N°5 slot overall!

Free up your applications!
By Michel Lepert, General Manager, Bull Products and Systems
"When IT directors are asked what their priorities are in terms of infrastructure, reducing complexity regularly features among their main preoccupations. It goes hand in hand with cost reduction, improvements in flexibility and closer alignment of IT with business processes.
But why are information systems complex? That’s a vast subject. Perhaps most simply because information systems reflect the complexity of the world in which we live, a world that is more and more open and in which exchanges are multiplying." >>
EXPERT VOICE

Marc Appell, Director, Server Design and Development
The race for power: NovaScale and Montecito, a team designed to win >>

Lionel Mourer, Director of the IT security consulting and audit unit
The challenges of patch management >>

 Guest contributors
AGENDA

2nd Health Conference 2006, Paris,
September 20 >

Joint Bull and Business Objects seminar,
Nantes, France,
September 26 >
Bull HPC User Convention 2006, Paris, September 28-29>
IT and local area attractiveness
Paris, October 12 >
CUBE UNIX day,
Paris, October 20 >
World eGov Forum,
Issy-les-Moulineaux,
October 18-20 >
QUICK POLL

Open source helps narrow the digital divide
Interview with Luis Millán Vázquez de Miguel, Minister for Infrastructures and Technological Development, Extremadura Regional Government, Spain >>

France Telecom’s new generation of services are based on Open Source
Interview with Frederic Taieb, Project Director, France Télécom >>

Hot topics
French Atomic Energy Authority’s TERA-10 supercomputer – developed with Bull NovaScale servers – is confirmed No.1 in Europe and N°5 worldwide by TOP500’s latest edition.
Business cases

National Oceanographic Centre of Southampton models processes in the deep sea with NovaScale.

Bull helps the Registrar of the Paris Commercial Court deliver on-line services.

NovaScale adopted by local authorities in the German state of Saxony.

T-T Electric chooses Bull to implement its information system based on SSA Global’s LN6 ERP.

Solutions

NovaScale family extended from supercomputers to the simplest file servers
Interview with Pierre Duval, Head of the Intel-based servers Business Unit.

At a glance

Bull is the best company in consultancy services for corporate IT projects, according to IDG.

Bull NovaScale ® systems run CD-adapco’s STAR-CD simulation software.

Bull joins the blade.org consortium.

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