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Tech & Trends white papers
Our consultants provide you with a strategic insight inspired by our extensive industry knowledge and our technological expertise - to help you succeed in an increasingly competitive environment. Choose your business issue below to download our executive reports, white papers and learn about Bull capabilities.

Business Intelligence - Databases - Middleware

What businesses can learn from big data and high performance analytics in the manufacturing industry Data is exploding in all areas of modern life. New tools – such as scalable compute power, parallel computing, in-memory analytics, non-relational databases and advanced visualisation techniques – have been developed to unlock the insight that these vast collections of data contain. We view ‘big data’ as any data which goes beyond the holding organisation’s ability to manage it and gain insight from it using standard database tools. This is due to its volume, its variety and its velocity.These are the so-called ‘three Vs of big data’.
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Cloud computing

LiberTP: Upgrade your transaction processing applications to Java EE This white paper reviews the possibilities available to IT divisions to modernize their application infrastructures. It concentrates on one key area: the upgrading of transaction environments from the Unix world – for instance the Oracle Tuxedo environment – to Java EE platforms
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Le cloud by Bull The cloud: revolution or evolution? Explained: the 4 big myths and the 4 big challenges of the cloud 8 golden rules From the IT cloud to the business cloud Le cloud by Bull: a pragmatic approach for a smooth transition to the enterprise cloud
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Data Center - Architecture - Platforms - OS - Hardware

Data center optimization with bullion Optimizing the Data Center is a strategic priority. As well as the vital need to control costs, the IT Department faces four major challenges: mastering complexity; ensuring resources flexibility; meeting agreed service levels; and maintaining operational efficiency.
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Modernizing IT with bullion By migrating critical applications to open and reliable solutions, IT modernization gives you new freedom, both technically and financially. With its extensive experience of large-scale systems, Bull has created bullion: an open and scalable x86 server with mainframe class performance characteristics and robustness, especially thanks to its innovative RAS features. Not just powerful but also cost-effective and convenient to operate, bullion is the ideal platform for IT modernization.
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Unified Monitoring By managing performance from the perspective of the service being delivered, unified monitoring simplifies IT management and has a direct impact on value creation. With dashboards that translate technical indicators into business oriented KPIs, they give the IT Department a tool that not only facilitates objective dialogue with its customers, but also targeted interventions and detailed capacity management.
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Managing the data center : facing the new energy paradigm The discipline known as Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) is designed to transform the Data Center by bringing together facilities management and the IT Department in a bid to align all IT and non-IT components: from the building itself to the computing infrastructure it houses. Discover in this white paper the best practices to deploy a DCIM solution successfully, step by step.
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bullion cloud platform Download this white paper and discover how the bullion cloud platform provides enterprises with a ready-to-run solution meeting the SLA levels required for any type of application, while keeping IT infrastructures simple.
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High Performance Computing

Bull extreme factory and UberCloud Experiments The UberCloud Experiment started in July 2012, with a discussion about cloud adoption in technical computing and a list of cloud challenges and potential solutions. We decided to explore these further, hands-on, and the idea of the UberCloud Experiment was born. Right from the beginning, Bull/Serviware joined as a participant, sponsoring this UberCloud Experiment initiative and providing extreme factory cloud computing resources.
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Bull exascale program The Bull exascale program is a new step forward in Bull’s strategy to deliver exascale supercomputers capable of addressing the new challenges of science, industry and society.
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Commercial HPC Software Licensing in the Cloud This report introduces the different ways licensing technologies can be used in the Cloud for SaaS (Software as a Service) offers with commercial HPC license-protected software. Many of these technologies are already used by the Bull HPC SaaS offer: eXtreme Factory (XF).
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L'Usine Nouvelle - The champions of simulation Discover the ten "champions" that have made digital simulation one of their key skills for industrial success, and some of the world's most successful research laboratories, which are tackling ever more ambitious, giant-size research projects requiring more and more computing resources.
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Unleash the performance of your HPC applications The High Performance Computing (HPC) Industry is marked by a relentless pursuit of ever greater levels of performance, as the requirements for high performance computing resources are constantly growing to meet the demand for ever faster, more complex and more precise simulations. However applications do not make the most out of the new technologies. This White Paper identifies HPC performance inhibitors, and presents the best practices that can be implemented to avoid them, while optimizing energy efficiency. It includes real use cases that highlight how Bull’s expertise in this area can help you too.
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L'Usine Nouvelle - Simulation, the French touch France is a land of digital simulation and high performance computing, a champion even. But who knows about it? Here are some of the facts: Bull has built three of the world’s 20 most powerful supercomputers, making it the number-two global manufacturer in 2012 after IBM and the only European company in the field. Journalists on the editorial staffs of "L’Usine Nouvelle" and "Industrie et Technologies", two leading French scientific magazines, tell you all about simulation made in France.
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Progress in Parallel: The Bull Parallel Programming Center A White paper by Industry Analysts Intersect360. The HPC industry is now in the early stages of a revolution. Single-core processors have given way to multi-core, and end users are still searching for the most effective ways to use them efficiently. And as if that weren’t revolutionary enough, additional parallelism may be achieved by deploying accelerators. To help end users navigate all these options, Bull has opened the Center for Excellence in Parallel Programming in Grenoble, France. In partnership with Intel, Bull has invested in parallel programming expertise to advise application developers on the efficient use of new parallel technologies such as Intel Xeon multi-core processors and Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors.
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Open Source

Software factories: towards an industrial revolution in application development The enterprise is at the heart of a revolutionary change. The new rules of the game: globalization, increased focus, networked development. This presents organizations with a great opportunity and also a huge challenge.
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The Open Source revolution: towards a new forge for IT infrastructures The IT world is going through a crucial transformation. For business, this revolution offers new alternatives when it comes to the development of their IT strategies.
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Security

Security of Mobile Device Communications This document analyzes the security issues surrounding mobile devices and presents the threats, the broad families of solutions available on the market and our recommendations.
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PCI-DSS in 5 points This opinion expert is a synthesis of the PCI-DSS certification which includes the following points: - The aims of PCI-DSS - Business data targeted by PCI-DSS - Technical perimeter of a PCI-DSS certification - How to achieve a PCI-DSS certification - Where is PCI-DSS within ISS
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