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Bull announces the creation of BUX, the Bull User group for eXtreme Computing

Hamburg, June  21, 2011 -

Bull and seven Founding Members are proud to announce the creation of the Bull User group for eXtreme Computing (BUX) on 20 June 2011, at ISC'11 in Hamburg.

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BUX is an independent worldwide group of users that will cooperate to increase the capabilities of the large-scale, parallel scientific and technical computing solutions supplied by Bull, to promote the exchange of information and understanding of these systems, and to provide guidance to Bull on the essential development and support issues for large-scale technical systems. Bull, as an Affiliate, is committed to supporting this new user group.

BUX has grown out of the increase over the past few months in the number of Bull customers wanting to share their experiences and actively propose new ideas and initiatives and, as a result, to help ensure that Bull and its offerings secure a leading position in the Extreme Computing market.

The objectives of BUX are:

  • Sharing of experience between members and with Bull

  • Giving Bull direct feedback and input, and helping to set priorities for the Group in terms of technology, service and support

  • Networking with Bull HPC experts during BUX events

  • Highlighting emerging technologies and helping foster long-term developments.

The founding members include such organizations as:

  • Atomic Weapons Establishment (UK)

  • Barcelona Supercomputing Center (Spain)

  • CEA, the French Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (Commissariat à l'Energie Atomique et aux Energies Alternatives)

  • The Jülich Research Center (Forschungszentrum Jülich - Germany)

  • GENCI, the French National High-Performance Computing organization (Grand Equipement National de Calcul Intensif)

  • The Cologne University Regional Research Center (Regionales Rechenzentrum der Universität zu Köln, Germany)

  • RWTH Aachen University (Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen - Germany).

Pascal Barbolosi, VP, Extreme Computing, Bull, commented: "Bull is delighted to witness the birth of the Bull User group for eXtreme computing, thanks to the commitment of our major customers. We fully support this initiative, which will contribute to increased networking between Bull users, as well as between Bull itself and our HPC user community."

More Information: http://www.bull.com/extreme-computing/bux.html

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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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