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Primeur weekly 2013-12-09

The Cloud

EDF chooses Bull and Osiatis to deploy and run the world's biggest private Cloud-based infrastructure with Microsoft technology ...

Datapipe meets enterprise demand for HPC Cloud; guaranteed performance storage fueled by SolidFire ...

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Notre Dame select OpenStack-based Hybrid Cloud to build federated Cloud service for research and education ...

IBM expands industry-specific Cloud Consulting Services ...

Helping clients securely and reliably migrate Cloud data ...

IBM, Dexia and several major financial institutions across Europe agree to a 1.3 billion US dollar sourcing deal for IBM to build and manage their IT ...

Türk Telekom Group signs agreement with HP to put Cloud services at customers' fingertips ...

EuroFlash

RenewIT: EC funded initiative to increase use of renewable energy in data centres ...

The HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference announce university teams for HPCAC-ISC 2014 Student Cluster Challenge ...

New supercomputer for the German Meteorological Service ...

Supporting European Early Career Researchers & Scientists working with Data participation to the 3rd RDA Plenary Meeting ...

PRACE Summer of HPC awards best students ...

PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference 2014 HPC for Innovation: when Science meets Industry ...

Data centres can be cooled down in environmentally friendly, energy efficient ways ...

PRACE and XSEDE Call for Requests for Support ...

Bull helps organisations manage their data centres in the face of new energy issues ...

IBM and business partner Bechtle providing 6,100 System x and Flex Systems servers to European Union organisations ...

USFlash

Cycle Computing strengthens management team to meet growth demands ...

Supermicro 1U 4x GPU SuperServer in Green500 #1 ranked TSUBAME-KFC supercomputer from Tokyo Institute of Technology GSIC ...

NCKU develops world's first switchless cluster supercomputer ...

ViaWest supports Intel's TOP500 supercomputer project ...

Brocade 100 GbE core routers provide high-performance network to advance global research ...

Oracle releases Oracle Linux 6.5 ...

IBM and business partner Bechtle providing 6,100 System x and Flex Systems servers to European Union organisations

9 Dec 2013 Armonk - IBM and business partner Bechtle AG have won a $115-million contract with the European Commission for System x and Flex Systems servers and services, the largest server contract ever awarded by the EC.

Under the contract awarded by the EC, IBM and Bechtle already have provided more than $2.6 million in systems and services to date, and expect over the lifetime of the contract to deliver more than 6,100 servers and supporting services to European Union institutions and agencies in the 27 member states. The EC is the executive body of the EU, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the Union's treaties and the day-to-day running of the EU.

The contract bidding process was managed by DIGIT, the IT Directorate General of the EC, and is designed to establish a framework contract for the acquisition of x86 server systems with associated equipment, maintenance, upgrades and professional services. Other competitors for the contract included Hewlett Packard, Dell, Fujitsu, and Bull.

"That the EU would award us a contract of this size and scope illustrates the value of our server and services offerings in helping them meet their technology, economic and international relations goals", stated Harry Van Dorenmalen, Chairman IBM Europe. "Our System x and Flex Systems servers provide the best combination of efficiency, performance, flexibility and economy in the industry."

The contract is "inter-institutional", meaning that most of the other EU bodies will use the framework for buying their x86 servers in upcoming years. This includes the European Parliament, the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg, and Europol. This contract will run for two years with the possibility of extending it up to four years. Within the contract, over 45,000 man-days could be made available for additional "professional services", which will be provided in close co-operation with specialized service providers.

Bechtle AG, an IBM Premier Business Partner, configures and prepares the servers at its headquarters in Neckarsulm, Germany, replacing the previous contractor, which supplied HP servers.

The contract covers a range of IBM Flex System compute nodes and IBM System x rack server configurations, as well as related maintenance, installation and professional services. This enables IBM to provide highly reliable and flexible platforms that can scale quickly, easily and inexpensively, and are adaptable to the needs of each individual institution or agency.
Source: IBM

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-12-09

The Cloud

EDF chooses Bull and Osiatis to deploy and run the world's biggest private Cloud-based infrastructure with Microsoft technology ...

Datapipe meets enterprise demand for HPC Cloud; guaranteed performance storage fueled by SolidFire ...

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Texas at San Antonio and Notre Dame select OpenStack-based Hybrid Cloud to build federated Cloud service for research and education ...

IBM expands industry-specific Cloud Consulting Services ...

Helping clients securely and reliably migrate Cloud data ...

IBM, Dexia and several major financial institutions across Europe agree to a 1.3 billion US dollar sourcing deal for IBM to build and manage their IT ...

Türk Telekom Group signs agreement with HP to put Cloud services at customers' fingertips ...

EuroFlash

RenewIT: EC funded initiative to increase use of renewable energy in data centres ...

The HPC Advisory Council and the International Supercomputing Conference announce university teams for HPCAC-ISC 2014 Student Cluster Challenge ...

New supercomputer for the German Meteorological Service ...

Supporting European Early Career Researchers & Scientists working with Data participation to the 3rd RDA Plenary Meeting ...

PRACE Summer of HPC awards best students ...

PRACE Scientific and Industrial Conference 2014 HPC for Innovation: when Science meets Industry ...

Data centres can be cooled down in environmentally friendly, energy efficient ways ...

PRACE and XSEDE Call for Requests for Support ...

Bull helps organisations manage their data centres in the face of new energy issues ...

IBM and business partner Bechtle providing 6,100 System x and Flex Systems servers to European Union organisations ...

USFlash

Cycle Computing strengthens management team to meet growth demands ...

Supermicro 1U 4x GPU SuperServer in Green500 #1 ranked TSUBAME-KFC supercomputer from Tokyo Institute of Technology GSIC ...

NCKU develops world's first switchless cluster supercomputer ...

ViaWest supports Intel's TOP500 supercomputer project ...

Brocade 100 GbE core routers provide high-performance network to advance global research ...

Oracle releases Oracle Linux 6.5 ...