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bullx supercomputer suite now supports SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Paris, June  20, 2012 -

Bull, the European leader in the extreme computing market, today announced the General Availability of bullx supercomputer suite 4 on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2.

bullx scs 4 is a comprehensive, modular, integrated and open suite of products dedicated to managing supercomputers, HPC applications running on those supercomputers as well as their data. It leverages on years of experience in deploying HPC solutions. Since its launch beginning of 2011, bullx supercomputer suite has been successfully deployed for many customers, worldwide, on HPC clusters ranging from few hundreds to several thousands nodes. GENCI's Curie supercomputer in France, the Helios supercomputer supporting the Fusion for Energy program in Japan, as well as the KNMI (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute) system rely on bullx supercomputer suite for their research and production.

Customers who already rely on Bull solutions for their Extreme Computing will now have the flexibility to choose from an even greater variety of Linux distributions. With SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2, they will have access to state of the art Linux kernel version 3.0, support of btrfs (B-Tree file system), and integration of Linux Containers (LXC) that bring significant performance increase to HPC applications. Moreover, prospects who have made the choice of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for their HPC can now benefit from the extreme scalability and performance of bullx supercomputer suite. The advanced features of bullx scs such as supercomputer power and health management, topology aware batch management, scalable, reliable and resilient MPI library, comprehensive development tools are all now available on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server.

"We are pleased to meet our customers demand for an extended choice of Linux distributions" said Olivier David, Director of HPC Software Products at Bull "Thanks to a close technological cooperation between Bull and SUSE, the latest version of bullx supercomputer suite (R2 U3) running on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 delivers an outstanding level of performance and robustness".

"SUSE Linux Enterprise Server is used in the largest supercomputers of the world. It is the operating system of choice for high performance computing because of its scalability and performance capabilities," said Mark Longwell, director of alliance relations and OEM from SUSE. "SUSE is very pleased about the tight cooperation with Bull. With this new offering Bull is accommodating the increasing demand for SUSE Linux Enterprise on Bull's Extreme Computing solutions. Together, we are strengthening the performance and stability as well as the ease of use of these market-leading solutions."

About Bull, an Atos company


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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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