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ESI installs HPC data centre to support virtual prototyping

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Manufacturing service provider ESI Group has announced that a new high performance computing (HPC) system is powering its cloud-based virtual prototyping service to a range of industries across Europe.

Bull appoints Andy Grant to lead UK HPC, big data business

Andy Grant, director, high-performance computing (HPC) and big data practice, Bull

In a bid to bolster its high performance computing and big data solutions Bull said Wednesday that the company has appointed former IBM executive Andy Grant to the post of director, high-performance computing (HPC) and big data practice. The company said the appointment is a part of its plans to capitalise on convergence of big data and analytics to drive revenues and market share for the businesses.

Atos acquires Bull for $844m in cloud, cybersecurity and big data play

Atos acquired IT services specialist Bull Group for $844m and intends to consolidate cloud, cybersecurity and big data services under the Bull brand

Software, consulting and hosting firm Atos announced this week that it has entered into an agreement to acquire French-owned IT service provider Bull Group. Atos said the acquisition will help bolster its capabilities around cloud services, cybersecurity and big data.

Microsoft buys GreenButton to bolster HPC in Azure

Microsoft said Thursday that it has reached a deal to acquire GreenButton, which provides an HPC-focused, multi-platform PaaS

Enterprise software giant Microsoft announced Thursday that it has reached an agreement to acquire GreenButton, a provider of cloud-based high performance computing software platform. Microsoft’s general manager of windows server and server virtualization Mike Neil said the move will bolster Azure’s ability to service computation-heavy workloads.