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NVIDIA Tesla Gives Bull Customers A Revolutionary Performance Boost

 
 
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SC08—AUSTIN, TX—NOVEMBER 19, 2008—Bull, a leading supplier of high performance computing (HPC) technologies, is partnering with NVIDIA to provide the Tesla™ S1070 GPU Computing System as the accelerator option for their HPC solutions. With this announcement, HPC customers in Europe can now get integrated solutions and services from Bull that combine Tesla GPU Computing solutions with Bull’s range of other products for HPC.

“NVIDIA’s Tesla parallel GPU technology is truly disruptive, delivering performance increases that are transforming industries,” said Fabio Gallo, vice-president and director of HPC Solutions at Bull. “The Tesla S1070 is a world-class solution for HPC users wanting to handle large datasets and solve complex problems fast.”

In addition, Bull has assembled a team of technical experts to work with customers and optimize their Tesla based solutions to deliver best performance for their given workload. This team is also able to provide training and other services as an integral part of a full service solution.

GENCI - the French national High-Performance Computing Agency - together with CEA - the French Atomic Energy Authority - is one of the many organizations utilizing the massive parallel processing power of NVIDIA Tesla in a large scale supercomputing project. Built and installed by Bull, the NovaScale® supercomputer takes the available power at the scientific computing complex in Bruyères le Châtel (in the Île de France region) to more than 300 Teraflops, making it one of the most powerful hybrid supercomputer in Europe.

The Tesla S1070 1U system is based on the NVIDIA® CUDA™ parallel architecture. This architecture is accessible through an industry standard C language programming environment that allows developers and researchers to tap into the parallel architecture of the GPU more quickly and easily than any other solution shipping today.

For more information on NVIDIA Tesla S1070, please visit: www.nvidia.com/object/tesla_s1070

About NVIDIA
NVIDIA is the world leader in visual computing technologies and the inventor of the GPU, a high-performance processor which generates breathtaking, interactive graphics on workstations, personal computers, game consoles, and mobile devices. NVIDIA serves the entertainment and consumer market with its GeForce® graphics products, the professional design and visualization market with its Quadro® graphics products, and the high-performance computing market with its Tesla™ computing solutions products. NVIDIA is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif. and has offices throughout Asia, Europe, and the Americas. For more information, visit www.nvidia.com.

Certain statements in this press release including, but not limited to, statements as to: the partnership between Bull and NVIDIA; the benefits, impact, power and performance of the NVIDIA Tesla S1070 GPU; the impact of the NVIDIA Tesla GPUs on Bull’s technology; and the benefits of NVIDIA’s CUDA architecture are forward-looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause results to be materially different than expectations. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include: development of more efficient or faster technology; adoption of the CPU for parallel processing; design, manufacturing or software defects; the impact of technological development and competition; changes in consumer preferences and demands; customer adoption of different standards or our competitor's products; changes in industry standards and interfaces; unexpected loss of performance of our products or technologies when integrated into systems as well as other factors detailed from time to time in the reports NVIDIA files with the Securities and Exchange Commission including its Form 10-Q for the fiscal period ended July 27, 2008. Copies of reports filed with the SEC are posted on our website and are available from NVIDIA without charge. These forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and speak only as of the date hereof, and, except as required by law, NVIDIA disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements to reflect future events or circumstances.

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