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Combined Bull's bullx Super Computers and Xyratex's ClusterStor™ Solutions Provide 20x Extreme Performance and Energy Efficiency for High Performance Computing Customers Worldwide
LEIPZIG, Germany, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bull, a leading international provider of high performance computing (HPC) solutions and Xyratex, a Seagate company (NASDAQ: STX), a world leader in storage solutions, have entered into a worldwide reseller partner agreement enabling Bull to resell ClusterStor™ solutions. Collectively, bullx supercomputers and ClusterStor solutions provide extreme performance and outstanding energy efficiency to HPC users – a direct result of the industry-leading performance of ClusterStor, a Lustre® integrated data storage appliance, and bullx supercomputer capabilities which include direct liquid cooled blades.
"The worldwide agreement between Bull and Seagate is a new milestone in our cooperation to meet the extreme requirements of valued customers such as Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) to provide extremely reliable and easy-to-manage HPC Big Data solutions based on our award-winning bullx supercomputers," said Pascal Barbolosi, vice president of Bull Extreme Computing.
"The exponential growth in digital data, and the requirement to analyse that data, is driving the world's leading high performance computing and storage manufacturers to join forces and meet this rapidly growing need," said Jamie Lerner, President Cloud Systems and Solutions, at Seagate. "Our agreement with Bull combines cutting-edge products and industry-leading expertise enabling our customers to address their data challenges with far greater efficiency than ever before."
The reseller arrangement builds upon the established relationship between Bull and Seagate which includes both technical as well as customer engagements. This includes a recent contract award with Deutsches Klimarechenzentrum (DKRZ) for Bull to design and install a 3-petaflop bullx B720 supercomputer with 45 petabytes (45PB) of ClusterStor CS9000 parallel storage capable of 1TB/s performance.
DKRZ is the national climate computing centre located in Hamburg, Germany providing HPC and high capacity data management for climate science. The new Bull and Seagate joint solution, named HLRE-3, will provide up to 20x application performance while requiring the same power resources as its HLRE-II predecessor.
"Climate simulation generates massive amounts of digital data that needs to be processed quickly and efficiently," said Professor Thomas Ludwig, director of DKRZ and research team leader. "The ClusterStor solution provided the best performance density and, therefore, was the most efficient high-performance storage offering for our environment."
Bull is the trusted partner for enterprise data. The group, firmly established in the Cloud and in Big Data, integrates and manages high-performance systems and end-to-end security solutions. Bull's offerings enable its customers to process all the data at their disposal, creating new types of demand. Bull converts data into value for organisations in a completely secure manner. Bull currently employs around 9,200 people across more than 50 countries, with over 700 staff totally focused on R&D. In 2013, Bull recorded revenues of €1.3 billion. For more information visit: http://www.bull.com / http://www.facebook.com/BullGroup / http://twitter.com/bull_com.
About Xyratex, a Seagate Company
Xyratex, a Seagate company, delivers world-class solutions for the enterprise and cloud storage industry. Xyratex enterprise and cloud data storage platforms provide a range of advanced, scalable data storage solutions for the original equipment manufacturers and high performance computing communities. Xyratex has over 25 years of experience in research and development relating to disk drives, storage systems and manufacturing process technology. Xyratex was acquired by Seagate in March 2014. For more information visit: http://www.xyratex.com.
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