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Primeur weekly 2012-07-02

Exascale supercomputing

Ultra fast supercomputers at UK lab will better prepare us for severe weather and save millions of pounds ...

The Cloud

HP expands t410 Smart Zero Client family ...

Opscode announces integration with Google Compute Engine ...

Red Hat Cloud Ecosystem Gains Global Momentum ...

Red Hat to acquire FuseSource ...

Imperial College London and University of Cambridge launch CORE to deliver unrivalled UK e-Infrastructure capability to industry ...

Valeo choses Agarik to host secure portal to its office automation Cloud ...

IEEE brings Cloud computing expertise and user resources together to foster worldwide collaboration and innovation ...

Desktop Grids

One billion results returned by World Community Grid volunteers ...

EuroFlash

French Ministry of Culture and Communication gives Bull its approval to preserve public archives on digital media ...

STFC's Joule in the crown is UK's most powerful supercomputer ...

PRACE looks back on successful Scientific Conference at ISC'12 ...

CERN to give update on Higgs search as curtain raiser to ICHEP conference ...

Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize 2012 recognizes three scientific teams for their advances in research and innovation ...

USFlash

Cray to add Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its next-generation Cascade supercomputer ...

Cray signs $40 million supercomputer agreement with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) ...

YarcData kicks off the $100,000 Graph Analytics Challenge and announces contest judges ...

Graph500 adds new measurement of supercomputing performance ...

Health care publisher Lifescript selects HP 3PAR Storage to expand offerings and enhance customer service ...

IBM and Lawrence Livermore researchers form Deep Computing Solutions Collaboration to help boost industrial competitiveness ...

RIKEN and Fujitsu complete operational testing of the K computer ...

DataDirect Networks powers industrial innovation with NCSA Private Sector Programme ...

Fujitsu wins supercomputer bid from Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau ...

Reaching and researching between stars ...

BGI demonstrated genomic data transfer at nearly 10 gigabits per second between US and China ...

French Ministry of Culture and Communication gives Bull its approval to preserve public archives on digital media

26 Jun 2012 Paris - Bull has received approval from the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, to offer a 'third-party archiving service' to preserve current and intermediate public archives on digital media. The new electronic archiving system offered in SaaS (Software as a Service) mode, will be hosted by Bull's three main Data Centers at Trolaz (Maine-et-Loire), Les Clayes-sous-Bois (Yvelines) and Saint-Ouen (Seine-Saint-Denis), which support the Group's Le cloud by Bull offerings and its outsourcing solutions.

The use of a third-party archiving services is a simple, effective and secure way of overcoming the technical and regulatory issues associated with digital archiving of public data. The service provider effectively guarantees the security of the data and takes on the risks on behalf of its customers.

"We are very proud to gain this approval from the Ministry, which authorizes us to offer this digital archiving service in SaaS mode to all government bodies and local authorities in France. This true electronic strong-box gives them all the power, flexibility and total security they need to protect their public data. Numerous public authorities have turned to us to help with their business process computerization, electronic document management and digital archiving projects; and many of them already have approached us for these kinds of mission-critical digital solutions, delivered in shared-sourcing mode", explained Joël Blanc, Sales Director at Bull France.

Approval was given to Bull after a through and in-depth examination of its capabilities in terms of its data centres, skills and archiving processes. During the approval processes, the experts from the French National Archives working on behalf of the Ministry were particularly impressed by certain key criteria including the professionalism of Bull's teams, the absolute attention paid to the safety and security of data - guaranteed by the processes the Group has put in place - and the size and scope of the installations that Bull manages and maintains in operational condition with a high degree of rigour. In addition, the Group's implementation of the national standard for exchanging data for archiving (SEDA) was especially noted.

Bull, who worked on its submission in partnership with ADULLACT, the French Association of Developers and Users of Open Source Software for Government and Local Authorities, succeeded in demonstrating to the French National Archives that all the operations relating to sustainable digital archiving - the deposit, control, storage, back-up, communication and wiping of data, the protection of its integrity, lifecycle management, etc. - were faultless implemented.

Source: Bull

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Primeur weekly 2012-07-02

Exascale supercomputing

Ultra fast supercomputers at UK lab will better prepare us for severe weather and save millions of pounds ...

The Cloud

HP expands t410 Smart Zero Client family ...

Opscode announces integration with Google Compute Engine ...

Red Hat Cloud Ecosystem Gains Global Momentum ...

Red Hat to acquire FuseSource ...

Imperial College London and University of Cambridge launch CORE to deliver unrivalled UK e-Infrastructure capability to industry ...

Valeo choses Agarik to host secure portal to its office automation Cloud ...

IEEE brings Cloud computing expertise and user resources together to foster worldwide collaboration and innovation ...

Desktop Grids

One billion results returned by World Community Grid volunteers ...

EuroFlash

French Ministry of Culture and Communication gives Bull its approval to preserve public archives on digital media ...

STFC's Joule in the crown is UK's most powerful supercomputer ...

PRACE looks back on successful Scientific Conference at ISC'12 ...

CERN to give update on Higgs search as curtain raiser to ICHEP conference ...

Bull-Joseph Fourier Prize 2012 recognizes three scientific teams for their advances in research and innovation ...

USFlash

Cray to add Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors to its next-generation Cascade supercomputer ...

Cray signs $40 million supercomputer agreement with the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC) ...

YarcData kicks off the $100,000 Graph Analytics Challenge and announces contest judges ...

Graph500 adds new measurement of supercomputing performance ...

Health care publisher Lifescript selects HP 3PAR Storage to expand offerings and enhance customer service ...

IBM and Lawrence Livermore researchers form Deep Computing Solutions Collaboration to help boost industrial competitiveness ...

RIKEN and Fujitsu complete operational testing of the K computer ...

DataDirect Networks powers industrial innovation with NCSA Private Sector Programme ...

Fujitsu wins supercomputer bid from Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau ...

Reaching and researching between stars ...

BGI demonstrated genomic data transfer at nearly 10 gigabits per second between US and China ...