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Primeur weekly 2012-09-10

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu Laboratories develops integrated silicon optical transmitter to carry large volumes of data between CPUs ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud'12 Panel to examine challenges of moving HPC to the Cloud ...

Numergy - the digital energy producer supporting businesses and institutions - is born ...

Dell and VMware double down on desktop virtualization ...

HP helps Diversified Agency Services transition to Cloud data centre ...

HP accelerates enterprises' journey to the Cloud ...

Anheuser-Busch InBev extends global supply chain with IBM software ...

IBM Smarter Commerce helps RadioShack deliver customer value and drive sales ...

Nutanix Complete Cluster brings SAN-free virtualization to Hadoop ...

EuroFlash

Towards computing with water droplets - superhydrophobic droplet logic ...

Swiss national supercomputing computing strategy set in stone ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks is named America's fastest growing $200M+ privately held computer company by Inc. Magazine ...

DataDirect Networks supercharges SAS Grid computing ...

EMC and Alpine Data Labs to deliver joint solution for high performance "in database" predictive analytics ...

New Zealand's vBridge selects HP Converged Storage for 100 percent uptime ...

Michigan State University to introduce students to analytics and Big Data using IBM Watson ...

IBM opens Smarter Data Center in Mexico to support clients' growth and transformation ...

IDC maintains HPC server revenue forecast of 7% growth despite flat second quarter ...

Intel Xeon processors and Xeon Phi co-processors promise to power world's most efficient HPC data centre ...

Department of Energy awards IU cybersecurity centre $437,000 grant for identity management project ...

Birth of a planet ...

EMC and VMware unveil early access programme for new EMC Storage Analytics Suite for VNX ...

Numergy - the digital energy producer supporting businesses and institutions - is born

5 Sep 2012 Paris - SFR, Bull and the Caisse des Depots have created a new company, Numergy, and the implementation of a Cloud computing infrastructure dedicated to the European market. Under the leadership of Philippe Tavernier, Numergy will offer secure Cloud computing services to organisations across the economy at a highly competitive cost. The 'digital energy' it produces is aimed at established businesses and public sector bodies, as well as innovative start-ups operating in France and across Europe.

The creation of Numergy marks a vital milestone in the French government's programme of Investments for the Future (Investissements d'Avenir). Based in the Paris region, the new company embodies the commitment of its shareholders - SFR, Bull and Caisse des Depots - to ensure that digital technology is a vital driver for competitiveness for French and European businesses. Thanks to Numergy, these organisations now have access to a 'digital energy plant' that they can draw on for the computing resources that they need to grow, in total confidence.

Philippe Tavernier will lead the company, eventually destined to employ some 400 people. Most recently, Philippe Tavernier was CEO of Sogeti France, a subsidiary of Capgemini where he has held a number of posts over the years. Whilst working at the group he built up significant senior management expertise, most notably when leading its infrastructure activities and Cloud computing projects.

Designed to be an open ecosystem, the new 'digital energy plant' produces and markets a range of digital services on an industrial scale, covering the full range of requirements from the standard to the most mission-critical. Numergy's Cloud offering, available now, can be accessed via a network of distribution partners including software services companies, software publishers (ISVs) and telecoms operators.

Numergy has launched a 'virtual servers solution' that gives customers on-demand access to computing resources (servers, storage, networks) in enhanced conditions of security and confidentiality. Based on a national Cloud computing infrastructure, the solution effectively combines innovation, flexibility and cost control. It features real-time control and 'pay-as-you-use' terms for the consumption of 'digital energy'.

In the very near future, a specific set of services aimed at start-ups will also be available, with a new 'development, production and integration solution'. This will also feature very high levels of confidentiality and security.

To support the launch of Numergy, a publicity campaign covering both the Web and printed media has been set up. This campaign will be used to introduce Numergy's key brand strapline: 'The digital energy producer'. Because the computing resources that Numergy provides are effectively a new form of energy, this strapline expresses the company's ambition: to be a supplier of digital energy supporting all kinds of companies and institutions.
Source: Bull

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Primeur weekly 2012-09-10

Exascale supercomputing

Fujitsu Laboratories develops integrated silicon optical transmitter to carry large volumes of data between CPUs ...

The Cloud

ISC Cloud'12 Panel to examine challenges of moving HPC to the Cloud ...

Numergy - the digital energy producer supporting businesses and institutions - is born ...

Dell and VMware double down on desktop virtualization ...

HP helps Diversified Agency Services transition to Cloud data centre ...

HP accelerates enterprises' journey to the Cloud ...

Anheuser-Busch InBev extends global supply chain with IBM software ...

IBM Smarter Commerce helps RadioShack deliver customer value and drive sales ...

Nutanix Complete Cluster brings SAN-free virtualization to Hadoop ...

EuroFlash

Towards computing with water droplets - superhydrophobic droplet logic ...

Swiss national supercomputing computing strategy set in stone ...

USFlash

DataDirect Networks is named America's fastest growing $200M+ privately held computer company by Inc. Magazine ...

DataDirect Networks supercharges SAS Grid computing ...

EMC and Alpine Data Labs to deliver joint solution for high performance "in database" predictive analytics ...

New Zealand's vBridge selects HP Converged Storage for 100 percent uptime ...

Michigan State University to introduce students to analytics and Big Data using IBM Watson ...

IBM opens Smarter Data Center in Mexico to support clients' growth and transformation ...

IDC maintains HPC server revenue forecast of 7% growth despite flat second quarter ...

Intel Xeon processors and Xeon Phi co-processors promise to power world's most efficient HPC data centre ...

Department of Energy awards IU cybersecurity centre $437,000 grant for identity management project ...

Birth of a planet ...

EMC and VMware unveil early access programme for new EMC Storage Analytics Suite for VNX ...