Alcobendas has achieved one of the first and largest deployments of Windows 7 in Europe with Bull’s help
A "model city” is the ambitious catchphrase of Alcobendas, a city with a population of 100,000, located to the north of Madrid. To help achieve its ambition, Alcobendas is counting on new technologies, which already contribute significantly to the city’s attractiveness and its economic development. For example, the city is home to a large number of IT companies, representing one of its main sectors of employment.
Mobility takes off with OnAir
OnAir, a subsidiary of SITA and Airbus, has developed an innovative service that allows airline passengers to use mobile appliances, such as cell phones, smartphones and netbooks, to send and receive calls and connect to the Internet during flight. Bull designed and produced the OnAir information system, centered around a Data Warehouse running under SQL Server®, which collects heterogeneous data from a dozen different sources (telecom, satellite and aviation systems, networks, etc.).
The French Navy modernizes its HR information system
As part of a wider program to modernize the public sector in France, the Navy has launched a fundamental overhaul of its HR information system. The project, known as RH@psodie, includes key tasks such as process and security re-engineering. Bull is responsible for the technical infrastructure (including Bull servers and a SQL Server® database) as well as integrating the SAP solution. Bull will also be responsible for third-party application maintenance and operations for the system.
Behind the scenes of Planet 51
One of the movie events of the year, the animated 3D feature Planet 51 – which set new standards for the genre – was produced in Spain by Ilion Animation Studios, using a Bull supercomputer running Windows®. The system, deployed by Bull and Tangram, was specifically optimized for the latest generation graphics rendering software. The extremely high speed delivered by the system enabled the 300 or so people working on the movie to collaborate in real-time.