Extreme Computing: bullx named as the world's best HPC server product or technology and ranked among the top five new products to watch
A few months after its launch, Bull's new supercomputer achieves worldwide recognition in the latest review of the market by HPCwire
Portland (USA), Paris,
17, 2009 -
At this year's Supercomputing 2009 conference in Portland (OR) - which since has attracted almost 10,000 visitors 16 November - bullx TM has been named as 'Best HPC server product or technology' in the world, by the editorial team at HPCwire, the leading journal focusing on the world of computer simulation and High-Performance Computing (HPC). As well as the recommendation made by the editorial team, the readers of HPCwire have also ranked bullx as one of the 'Top 5 new products or technologies to watch'.
Back in November 2008, HPCwire named Bull as one of the top five companies to watch in the area of HPC. A year later, it is the turn of the bullx supercomputer to be similarly commended, just a few months after it was launched.
A number of prestigious enterprises and research centers have already been won over by bullx, most notably in France, Germany and Brazil, where the computer's ultra-dense, ultra-high performance technology, combined with its limited impact on the environment, has been widely recognized. Created specifically by Bull for Extreme Computing, bullx has been designed without compromise for unlimited innovation. bullx can deliver anything from a few Teraflops to several Petaflops of power. Its technical features - including its scalability, density, low energy consumption and availability of powerful processing accelerators - mean that bullx is an unprecedented platform capable of responding to the needs of everything from small-scale design offices to large, world-class research centers. It is equally useful in areas as diverse as life and earth sciences, energy, oil and gas, chemistry, climatology, aeronautics, the automotive industry, financial services
The HPCwire ranking reflects the votes of a panel of recognized experts from the HPC world, as well as the choice of correspondents from industry. Seen as a highly respected mark of recognition within the HPC community itself, this dual prize is a great source of pride for Bull as well as for the French and European IT industry more widely: all the more so since Bull hardly had a presence in this sector just a few years ago and now ranks among the best in the world, with over 150 customers in 15 countries across three continents. This is also a clear illustration of Bull's exceptional vitality in Extreme Computing technologies, which are now widely seen as a vital strategic tool for future innovation and growth
Bull was recognized with the following honors:
The coveted HPCwire Readers' and Editors' Choice Awards are determined through a survey conducted by HPCwire, online polling of the global HPCwire audience, along with a rigorous selection process involving HPCwire editors and industry luminaries. The awards are an annual feature of the publication and constitute prestigious recognition from the global HPC community. These awards are revealed each year to kick off the SC conference, which showcases high performance computing, networking, storage, and data analysis
The full list of winners for the 2009 awards can be found at the HPCwire website (http://www.HPCwire.com).
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Bull is a leader in secure mission-critical digital systems. The Group is dedicated to developing and implementing solutions where computing power and security serve to optimize its customers' information systems, to support their business.
Bull operates in high added-value markets including computer simulation, Cloud computing and 'computing power plants', outsourcing and security.
Currently Bull employs around 9,000 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2011, Bull recorded revenues of 1.3 billion.
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