Data Management

SunGard Supports 1,024-Core Computing Grid for Modeling With SQL Server 2008

Date Added: Jan 2010
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SunGard creates solutions for 41 of the world's top 50 banks, so it wants the best platform on the planet to support its massively scalable Asset and Liability Management (ALM) solution - Ambit ALM. The company recently completed testing of Ambit ALM that found that Microsoft SQL Server 2008 database software hosted on a server computer with four Intel 6-Core Xeon 7460 processor cores could support a 1,024-core computing grid created using 128 computers, each with two Intel Xeon quad-core E5462 processors. Testing complex simulations with up to 60,000 variables found near-linear scalability in moving from a 512-core grid to the 1,024-core grid. This scalability benefits SunGard customers by enabling more complex simulation models to be processed, which helps enhance predictive accuracy.