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With its new-generation of high performance, eco-efficient Escala servers, Bull affirms its commitment to sustainable development

Paris, February  9, 2010 -


Bull today announces the launch of its new generation of Escala® servers, designed specifically to run organization departmental and business-critical applications. The three new models in the range actively enhance Bull's Bio Data CenterTM approach by delivering four times as much power for the same energy consumption. They also demonstrate Bull's commitment to make available technologies that improve the energy efficiency of Data Centers, allowing them to reduce their carbon footprint while at the same time optimizing performance.

The new generation of servers launched today consists of an entry-level Escala server and two mid-range servers, all based on POWER7TM technology. The mid-range servers also benefit from power-on-demand functionality for the processors and memory, enabling large-scale Data Centers to significantly optimize their costs. As with all the servers in the Escala family, the new models feature powerful virtualization functions.

Energy consumption under control, with a step-change in performance

Part of a proactive approach to sustainable development, the new-generation Escala servers feature numerous characteristics designed to reduce their carbon footprint. These include a four-fold increase in performance for the same energy consumption, made possible by using an architecture based on four times as many processing cores as the previous generation of machines. In addition, the new Escala E5-700 model is designed in particular to meet the 80 PLUS Gold standard, which means that at least 88% of the energy coming through the power supplies is actually used by the server.

"With the launch of the new generation of Escala servers, Bull is actively continuing its strategy of Data Center optimization and intelligent energy management in a global and sustainable approach to IT infrastructures," said Olivier Gaumont, Director of Bull's Enterprise Server Business Unit.

From Green Computing to ultra high-availability: a comprehensive services offering

The new Escala servers are supported by a comprehensive range of infrastructure services, designed to help organizations incorporate the new systems into their IT infrastructures in an optimum way.

Most notably, these services include specific offerings covering energy audits, virtualization, business continuity and high-availability services (the latter through Bull's HA999 offering), delivered by Bull experts who are heavily involved in specifying virtualization and features in IBM's Redbooks among other things.

Key technical features and availability

  • Escala E5-700: servers in 4U format
    Available with AIX5.3 and AIX6.1
    Supports up to 32 POWER7TM processor cores, with clock speeds of 3/3,3/3,55 GHz and up to 512 Gb of memory

  • Escala M6-700: servers in 4U format per module (up to 4 possible modules)
    Available with AIX5.3 and AIX6.1
    Supports up to 64 POWER7TM processor cores, with clock speeds of 3,1/3,5 GHz and up to 2 Tb of memory

  • Escala M7-700: servers in 4U format per module (up to 4 possible modules)
    Available with AIX5.3 and AIX6.1
    Supports up to 64 POWER7TM processor cores, with clock speeds of 3,86/4,1GHz and up to 2 Tb

The new Escala servers will be available from March 2010 for the Escala E5-700, and April 2010 for the Escala M6-700 and Escala M7-700.

Contact us for more information about Bull servers at: info.servers@bull.net

About Bull, an Atos company


Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The Group, which is firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner.

Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion.

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About Atos

Atos SE (Societas Europaea) is a leader in digital services with 2013 pro forma annual revenue of €10 billion and 86,000 employees in 66 countries. Serving a global client base, the Group provides Consulting & Systems Integration services, Managed Services & BPO, Cloud operations, Big Data & Security solutions, as well as transactional services through Worldline, the European leader in the payments and transactional services industry. With its deep technology expertise and industry knowledge, the Group works with clients across different business sectors: Defence, Health, Manufacturing, Media & Utilities, Public Sector, Retail, Telecommunications and Transportation.

Atos is focused on business technology that powers progress and helps organizations to create their firm of the future. The Group is the Worldwide Information Technology Partner for the Olympic & Paralympic Games and is listed on the Euronext Paris market. Atos operates under the brands Atos, Atos Consulting, Atos Worldgrid, Bull, Canopy, and Worldline.

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