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Bull and Acceleware Announce Partnership to Deliver a Unified Hardware-to-Software Experience

Partnership to focus on High Performance Computing for the Energy and EMEA Markets.

Paris, France & Calgary, Canada, September  19, 2011 -

Bull SAS and Acceleware Ltd. (TSX-V: AXE), today announced they have formed a partnership to deliver a combined solution of Bull Extreme Computing platforms and Acceleware's multi-core accelerated seismic solutions to customers in the EMEA Oil & Gas markets. The partnership will provide Bull customers streamlined access to Acceleware GPU software, multi-core consulting services and training offerings.

"Acceleware is a pioneer in GPU computing software and we are now able to provide through this partnership an enhanced combination of seismic industry domain knowledge along with high-performance, parallel computing expertise to an industry that relies heavily on both," said Guy Gueritz, Oil & Gas Business Development Director, Bull Extreme Computing. "Our objective through this partnership is to provide more software offerings with better overall performance to our clients and Acceleware provides us with additional abilities to deliver on this commitment."

"This strategic partnership with Bull allows Acceleware to expand our reach to a broader geographical customer base in our key energy markets and to organizations looking for our specialized multi-core consulting services," said Robert Miller, Vice President of Marketing at Acceleware. "Bull is a clear technology leader in the HPC space with significant reach in EMEA, making this partnership a great fit with our growth plans."

Since 2005, Acceleware has provided hundreds of customers around the world with GPU accelerated solutions for the engineering and energy industries. In addition to software, Acceleware provides advanced training for HPC programmers and multi-core consulting services. A feature offering of this partnership with Bull will be complete support for Acceleware's accelerated Reverse Time Migration with TTI.

The only truly European IT company capable of designing, integrating and implementing supercomputers, Bull has made Extreme Computing one of its key strategic priorities. Within a few years, Bull has won over 200 customers in 15 countries across 3 continents. Bull has a proven track record of building Extreme Computing systems for prestigious academic and industry customers, most notably in France, Germany, UK, Spain, Netherlands and Brazil.

About Acceleware

Acceleware develops and markets high performance computing (HPC) software solutions for the engineering and energy industries. These solutions allow customers to speed-up simulation and data processing algorithms, benefitting from HPC technologies such as multi-core CPUs and massively parallel many-core GPUs. Acceleware software, specialized HPC training and consulting services are deployed by companies worldwide such as Boston Scientific, Samsung, LG, Kodak, General Mills, Nokia, RIM, Medtronic, Hitachi, FDA, Mitsubishi, Renault, Sony Ericsson, Fugro, MicroSeismic and Rock Solid Images to speed up product design, analyze data and make better business decisions.

Acceleware is a public company on Canada's TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol AXE. Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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.

For more information, visit: atos.net

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