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EADS CCR deploys SynfiniWay from Fujitsu for extended application chaining across distributed computing

Enables standardised interface for remote computation to increase global operating efficiency

Fujitsu Systems Europe

October 04, 2005

Fujitsu Systems Europe announces that EADS CCR has installed SynfiniWay™ V2 to expand process optimisation and innovation for their engineering applications. The SynfiniWay service-oriented collaborative computing platform virtualises the computational resources between two EADS CCR sites in Paris and Toulouse, allowing end-users to increase their effective resources. Meta-scheduling heuristics will ensure that overall workload is then correctly balanced according to priority and cost.

One of the main expectations from SynfiniWay is the workflow mechanism to link applications, as explained by Guillaume Alléon, Head of High Performance Computing at EADS CCR: “The service view of applications provided by SynfiniWay exactly matches our vision of the future use of computing resources by our engineers. We are using the SynfiniWay workflow platform to create links between these services [analysis and translation tools] along the process chain, and to automatically manage the data movement between tasks. In this way we are creating faster processes, that are more resilient in case of system failure, and that allow for greater synchronisation between collaborating groups.”

EADS CCR, as part of the research organization of EADS (European Aeronautic Defence and Space Company), is a leader in the use of advanced industrial IT solutions and provides expertise for technology innovation to the Business Units of the Group such as AIRBUS, EADS Space Transportation, MBDA and EUROCOPTER and to external clients. Applications used by EADS span a wide range of industrial analyses – such as structural analysis, acoustics and electromagnetics. SynfiniWay will be used by EADS CCR on a variety of hardware systems running both Linux® and Unix®, as well as desktop machines under Windows®. In addition to service-based workflow, SynfiniWay also comprises a powerful global file explorer which allows end-users to interact with all allowed files as if they were on local disks, irrespective of the network distance.

SynfiniWay provides a unique value combination of Productivity, Flexibility and Collaboration. Naoya Tamura, CEO of Fujitsu Systems Europe, describes how these values will be demonstrated: “Increase in productivity is a key requirement for EADS CCR. Robust services and optimised processes lead to gains in end-user efficiency, while automated data flow and meta-scheduling improve resource utilisation. Greater resource flexibility is achieved through the SynfiniWay virtualisation layer that allows operations to rapidly adapt to new business needs. Finally, common workflows and workspace promote greater collaboration through dynamic process interaction and immediate data exchange.”

To complete the SynfiniWay solution, Fujitsu Systems Europe has also been contracted to develop the services based on current applications and the initial set of customised workflows.

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SynfiniWay is a trademark of Fujitsu Limited. All other company/product names mentioned may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders and are used for identification purpose only.

About Fujitsu Systems Europe

Fujitsu Systems Europe is a strategic member of the Fujitsu Group, developing and supporting world-wide the SynfiniWay software – the industrialised service-oriented IT framework for technical computing. SynfiniWay is a complete framework for global scaling of enterprise processes, featuring global resource virtualisation, workflow management, meta-scheduling and implicit data movement. Our services, founded on dedicated expertise in technical and engineering computing, include the audit, design and deployment of SynfiniWay-based solutions for leading enterprises in automotive and aerospace, energy and oil markets, as well as outsourced compute centres.

About Fujitsu

Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Over 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.5 trillion yen (US$54 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com

Fujitsu UK and Ireland is a leading IT systems, services and products company employing 11,400 people with an annual revenue of £1.7 billion. Its business is in enabling its customers to realise their objectives by exploiting information technology through its integrated product and service portfolio. This includes consulting, applications, systems integration, managed services and product for customers in the private and public sectors including retail, financial services, telecoms, government, defence and consumer sectors. For more information, please see: uk.fujitsu.com

About EADS CCR

EADS CCR, French constituent of the Corporate Research Centre of the EADS group, is a "Groupement d'Intérêt Economique" (G.I.E.) created between EADS France (European Aeronautic Defense and Space company) and its main subsidiaries: AIRBUS France, MBDA France and EADS ST (Space Transportation). The mission of EADS CCR is to supply world class capacities of research for the aircraft, spatial, and defence industry. Its main target is to generate a competitive advantage by delivering to its members and customers the best technologies in the best costs for the profit of the products of the group. It is an operational and strategic entity for the creation of added value by the innovation and the sharing of skills and means with the Businesses Units of the group.

About EADS

EADS is a global leader in aerospace, defence and related services. In 2004, EADS generated revenues of € 31.8 billion and employed a workforce of about 110,000.The EADS Group includes the aircraft manufacturer Airbus, the world's largest helicopter supplier Eurocopter and the joint venture MBDA, the international leader in missile systems. EADS is the major partner in the Eurofighter consortium, is the prime contractor for the Ariane launcher, develops the A400M military transport aircraft and is the largest industrial partner for the European satellite navigation system Galileo.

Sylvie Jolly

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Ian Godfrey

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E-mail: E-mail: ian.godfrey@fujitsu.fr
Company:Fujitsu Systems Europe
Business Development Manager

Date: 04 October, 2005

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