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  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    A Developers Guide To Accelerating Microsoft Excel Models w.Platform Symphony

    Platform Symphony helped developers improve the performance of Microsoft Excel based computations by providing the needed flexibility and agility making it easier to respond to changing business needs.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    SIFMA (10/12), Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association

    At SIFMA 2012, IBM experts and sellers held on-site demos of IBM solutions in financial services. Here Gord Sissons discusses how IBM Platform Symphony, a grid management technology, allows organizations to share a common grid around multiple types of compute and data analytics risk applications on the same grid at...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Platform Symphony Helps Insurance Firm Improve Performance

    This insurance company wanted to scale out from a small, overloaded cluster to hundreds of machines to handle increased workload. Platform Symphony helped it run up to 10x more scenario models at once and reduced time to run complex stochastic simulations.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Impact of Regulations on Risk and Trading Analytics in Capital Markets

    Current trading practices and business relationships for capital markets firms were affected because of the new regulations. This paper examines the current and future challenges surrounding risk management and analytics requirements, and the technologies that could be deployed to address them.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Major Wall Street Firm Shrinks IT Costs

    A major New York investment bank needed to cut the costs for its distributed computational grid, and to increase scalability to support more complex simulations and risk analytics, including mandatory Credit Value Adjustment (CVA) calculations. Its existing approaches to grid computing were non-uniform, costs were high, and the scalability to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Software Defined Systems - What is Software Defined?

    Software defined storage is enterprise class storage that uses standard hardware with all the important storage and management functions performed in intelligent software. Software defined storage delivers automated, policy-driven, application-aware storage services through orchestration of the underlining storage infrastructure in support of an overall software defined environment.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    5 Easy Steps to a High Performance Cluster

    A high performance computing (HPC) cluster refers to a group of servers built from off-the-shelf components that are connected via certain interconnect technologies. A cluster can deliver aggregated computing power from its many processors with many cores — sometimes hundreds, even thousands — to meet the processing demands of more...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    An Introduction to Elastic Storage: A Fast, Simple, Scalable and Complete Storage Solution for Today’s Data-intensive Enterprise

    Elastic Storage is used extensively across industries worldwide. Elastic Storage simplifies data management with integrated tools designed to help organizations manage petabytes of data and billions of files—as well as control the cost of managing these ever-growing data volumes.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Enhancing IBM BigInsights with IBM Platform Computing and GPFS

    A challenge of using Hadoop distributions has been the requirement for specialized skills. IBM InfoSphere BigInsights with the IBM GPFS and IBM Platform Symphony - Advanced Edition overcomes several limitations of Hadoop to meet the big data analytics demands of enterprise computing.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Platform Computing Cloud Service Demo: Analytics Use Case

    To quickly and economically meet new and peak demands, Platform LSF (SaaS) and Platform Symphony (SaaS) workload management as well as Elastic Storage on Cloud data management software can be delivered as a service, complete with SoftLayer cloud infrastructure and 24x7 support for technical computing and service-oriented workloads. Watch this...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM Application Ready Solution for Algorithmics

    The IBM Application Ready Solution for Algorithmics is a reference architecture based on Algorithmics software running on HPC (High Performance Computing). This reference architecture mainly covers the topic of technical computing architecture for Algo One solutions. It also covers other Algorithmics solutions that support software products developed by IBM Algorithmics...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Enabling High Performance Financial Risk Analytics

    Basel III, Dodd-Frank, and other regulations have and are changing the way Financial Markets conduct business from trading (front office) to risk management (middle office) to accounting (back office). Financial regulations are mandating stricter risk management across the trade life-cycle. In this series of videos, IBM and Societe Generale focus...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Best Technology Infrastructure Provider to Sell-Side'- Sell-Side Technology Awards 2013

    An article detailing the IBM Platform Computing Win of 'Best Infrastructure Provider to Sell-Side' - Sell-Side Technology Awards 2013

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Excelian HPC Maturity Benchmark Report

    Grid technology is a proven solution for large scale compute intensive financial calculations such as risk analytics .

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Boosting the performance of Hadoop workloads with IBM Platform Symphony

    In an audited benchmark conducted by STAC®, the Securities Technology Analysis Center, InfoSphere BigInsights for Hadoop was found to deliver an approximate 4x performance gain on average over open source Hadoop running jobs derived from production workload traces. This is the result of using IBM Platform Symphony, and advanced low-latency...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Mitigating IT Risk for Financial Risk Analytics

    In today’s stringent financial services regulatory environment with exponential growth of data and dynamic business requirements, Risk Analytics has become integral to businesses. IBM Algorithmics provides very sophisticated analyses for a wide range of economic scenarios that better quantify risk for multiple departments within a firm, or across the enterprise....

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform Symphony

    IBM Platform Symphony Evaluation

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Software Defined Storage for Dummies Webinar

    Learn how to manage storage growth, cost and complexity, while increasing storage performance and data availability with IBM Software Defined Storage solutions including the IBM General parallel File System (GPFS).

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Harnessing Public Clouds in HPC: Are all Infrastructure Providers Created Equal?

    This paper evaluates the merits and challenges of using public clouds for HPC. Public clouds suit certain type of HPC workloads they are inadequate for others. It further shows that Amazon EC2’s CCI service is the best general choice for most HPC workloads.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Could the “C” in HPC Stand for Cloud?

    This paper examines aspects of computing important in HPC and how they are affected by various virtualization technologies. Platform Cluster Manager – Advanced Edition optimizes that environment after jobs have been scheduled and new jobs have been submitted.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Cabot Partners - Platform Symphony 5 Minute Product Video

    This short video provides an animated tour of IBM Platform Symphony, a service-oriented grid computing solution from IBM for compute and data intensive analytic applications. This overview will explain how customers can achieve better performance and save cost with low-latency scheduling and advanced resource sharing.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Reduce Data Management Costs & Say Goodbye to Bottlenecks

    This brief webcast will cover the new and enhanced capabilities of Elastic Storage (GPFS) 4.1, including native encryption and secure erase, flash-accelerated performance, network performance monitoring, global data sharing, NFS data migration and more.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Podcasts // Nov 2014

    Quickly Address Spikes in Infrastructure Demand

    View this short webcast to learn how the new IBM Platform Computing Cloud Service running on IBM SoftLayer infrastructure delivers a versatile, application-ready cluster in the cloud for organizations that need to quickly and economically add computing capacity.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Maximize the Agility of Your Distributed Computing Environment

    View this series of short webcasts to learn how IBM Platform Computing products can help you ‘maximize the agility of your distributed computing environment’ by improving operational efficiency, simplify user experience, optimize application using and license sharing, address spikes in infrastructure demand and reduce data management costs.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Hidden Cost of Open Source

    Platform HPC enables HPC customers to side-step many overhead cost and support issues that often plague open-source environments and enable them to deploy powerful, easy to use clusters.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Top 5 Challenges for Hadoop MapReduce in Enterprise

    Platform Symphony is an enterprise-class server platform that delivers low-latency, scaled-out MapReduce workloads. It supports multiple applications running concurrently so that organizations can increase utilization across all resources resulting in a high return on investment.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Platform Symphony and InfoSphere BigInsights HD

    This short video provides an animated tour of the integration of IBM Platform Symphony and Infosphere BigInsights and how the integration can help you better leverage the opportunities presented by big data to improve decision making thereby positioning your enterprise to outflank competitors and win in the global marketplace.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Reduce Cost with Hadoop Analytics

    Join Gartner, Inc. and IBM Platform Computing for an informative webinar where you will learn how to combine best of breed analytic solutions to provide a low latency, shared big data infrastructure. This helps government IT departments make faster decisions by analyzing massive amounts of data, improving security, detecting fraud, enabling...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform Symphony 5.2 Demo

    IBM Platform Symphony software delivers powerful enterprise-class management for running compute and data intensive distributed applications on a scalable, shared grid. This demonstration, aimed at architects and IT personnel, illustrates how Platform Symphony can runs compute-intensive workloads concurrently with multiple Hadoop "Big Data" workloads on a common infrastructure, dialing priorities...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Optimize Application License Use and Sharing

    A web seminar explaining how IBM Platform products can help dynamically manage software license resources ensuring that licenses are optimally utilized, leading to improved productivity, and the containment of costs.

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    IBM Platform Computing Maximizes CME Group's Computation Power and Performance

    Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), one of the world’s largest derivatives exchange, handles over 12 million contracts daily. CME is using high performance IBM Platform Symphony grid management software to power its Standard Portfolio Analysis of Risk (SPAN) application to comply with new Dodd-Frank based reporting requirements, enabling the firm to...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    IBM Fraud Analytics for End-to-End Insight Across the Business

    With the global cost of fraud and money laundering reaching trillions of dollars a year, organizations around the globe must take action to combat fraud without compromising business performance. IBM can help enterprises integrate big data analytics throughout their offices for deeper, real-time insight into fraud prevention. Combining advanced software,...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • Videos // Nov 2014

    Low-latency Hadoop for Risk Analytics with Platform Symphony

    Financial firms running monte-carlo simulations in support market and credit risk applications are increasingly looking to Hadoop to incorporate unstructured data for higher fidelity models. A distinct of advantage of IBM Platform Symphony is that customers can share the same grid environment between existing risk applications and multiple Hadoop instances...

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    The Impact of Credit Value Adjustment (CVA)

    In response to regulations, banks are adopting more rigorous stress tests and risk exposure calculations. Societe Generale and IBM highlight the importance of CVA (Part 2 of 3)

    Sponsored By IBM

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Why Customers Are Moving Beyond the Status Quo with VMware Horizon 6

    In the competitive marketplace that surrounds us today, customers shouldn’t have to settle for legacy desktop or application delivery simply because they’ve relied on a certain vendor in the past. This white paper reviews how three customers decided to partner with VMware, and how they benefited from the latest VDI...

    Sponsored By VMware

  • Webcasts // Dec 2014

    Live Webcast: A Fast, Secure Path to the Cloud

    Many companies are wary of sending their sensitive and highly regulated assets to public cloud resources. The cost efficiencies and scalability of cloud models, however, are too compelling to ignore. From on-demand compute capacity to modernized backup and recovery tools, your organization can't afford to write off the cloud. ...

    Sponsored By NetApp

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Horizon View 6 Blast Performance Features

    With VMware's recent release of the Horizon Suite (specifically View 6), VMware has taken the performance and usability features and put them all under the Blast moniker. This category of features is grouped from a marketing perspective but will retain their technical terms in the documentation, similar to how the...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Sep 2014

    Troubleshooting Fibre Channel Boot from SAN on the Cisco UCS B Series Chassis

    Cisco Unified Computing Solution (UCS) has experienced an enormous growth trend in the last several years becoming the standard server hardware platform in many enterprises and cloud service providers alike. One of the main differentiators in Cisco's server solution is the implementation of stateless computing, which allows all the hardware...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Oct 2014

    Stakeholder Perceptions Become Your Project Reality

    For project managers, meeting stakeholder expectations means that you have to know what the expectations are to begin with if you are ever expected to meet them. After expectations have been set, follow up with your stakeholders to ensure that the expectations haven't changed. People change their minds often, so...

    Sponsored By Global Knowledge

  • White Papers // Nov 2014

    Bon-Ton Stores: Maximizing Peak Capacity; Minimizing Stack Costs

    In 2013, Bon Ton Stores invested in upgrading IT, continuing to update and expand its eCommerce sites, and launching a new mobile site supporting delivery of promotions and online purchasing. A central aspect of this technology upgrade involved the replacement of an x86 server environment, supporting eCommerce with ten IBM®...

    Sponsored By IBM