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BBVA relies on a new Bull supercomputer

  • BBVA's bullx supercomputer will be the fifth most powerful in Spain, and is said to be the country's leading system in the banking sector
  • BBVA will reduce the time taken to run models of complex trend scenarios and financial forecasts by up to three times


Madrid, June  22, 2011 -

To support the group's continued growth and help it to establish itself as a major player among the leaders in international banking, BBVA needed to significantly increase its information technology resources supporting it financial market activities. To help achieve this, Bull has supplied the bank with a flexible and modular solution that will enable BBVA to make significant progress in High-Performance Computing (HPC) and protect their investment.

Extreme Computing supporting BBVA

Bull's solution consists of a bullx cluster delivering 41 Teraflops of power, which will help ensure BBVA's position as a leader in world markets.

BBVA has trebled its computing resources and, as a result, will reduce the time taken to run mathematical modeling scenarios by up to three times, enabling it to manage financial risks better and giving it a competitive advantage when it comes to getting the best price for complex financial products.

About BBVA

BBVA is a global group that offers individual and corporate customers the most complete range of financial and non-financial products and services. It enjoys a solid leadership position in the Spanish market, where it first began its activities over 150 years ago. It also has a leading franchise in South America; it is the largest financial institution in Mexico; one of the 15th largest US commercial banks and one of the few large international groups operating in China and Turkey. BBVA employs 105,000 people in over 30 countries around the world, has more than 47 million customers and 900,000 shareholders.

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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