In today’s financial markets, the ability to mine and sort enormous amounts of information in order to properly calculate risk is what sets firms apart. They are in a race to find the intelligence buried in their data to enable better decisions and meet ever-tightening regulations. At the same time, there’s pressure to reduce costs and drive down power consumption.
These are new challenges. And new answers are provided by the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family and Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series. In fact, leading risk-management software companies are creating applications that use the features in Intel® Xeon® processors to help meet demands across the financial services market segment.
Extreme Data Crunching
Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family and Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series represent a leap ahead for Intel® Xeon® processors. They are built to deliver the processing power and throughput to handle today’s most data-intensive applications and risk management systems.
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“The next-generation Intel® Core™ microarchitecture has made a difference. We are seeing higher performance, quite a big gain.”
Intel® Xeon® Processor E7 Family
Systems powered by our latest processor, the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family, are delivering a host of new reliability and security features and provide up to 25x the performance of older 4-socket single-core servers, enabling up to 29:1 server consolidation,1 up to 95 % lower operating costs.2
With previous-generation Intel® Xeon® processors having proven their success, leading risk-management software companies are now optimizing software applications for the Intel Xeon processor E7 family.
Learn more about these efforts by visiting the Intel® Xeon® processor E7 family product page >
Intel® Xeon® Processor 5600 Series
The intelligent performance of the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series means existing risk management applications will usually see an immediate impact on performance delivered directly from the processor. In fact, early tests have shown increases of up to 60 percent over the previous-generation Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series.3
Taking advantage of Intel® Trusted Execution Technology (Intel® TXT)4 will help guard sensitive data sets from malicious software attacks.
Take it From the Experts
Toronto-based risk-management vendor Algorithmics saw a big performance gain when it moved to the next-generation Intel® Core™ microarchitecture with the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series, said Neil Bartlett, Chief Technology Officer.
"The next-generation Intel Core microarchitecture has made a difference,” explained Bartlett. “We are seeing higher performance, quite a big gain. When we did the upgrade, we also changed some of the underlying software, which makes comparison with earlier CPUs more difficult, but is part of the ongoing equation of continual improvement.”
Sumit Taneja, Senior Director of core services for Algorithmics, said, “As we used the next-generation Intel Core microarchitecture, the cores with hyper-threading started to perform similar to independent CPUs. That wasn’t happening in the previous generations of chips. Because we could now run a larger number of threads on a single CPU, we started placing more demands on the I/O subsystem. As a result, Algorithmics can run 16 threads effectively on a two-socket Intel Xeon processor 5500 and 5600 series, compared to just eight on a two-socket Intel Xeon processor 5400 series.”
As risk management tops the priority list for computing across financial services, Intel Xeon processors will continue to deliver the high-end, intelligent processing the industry demands.
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