[GE users] FYI: Insurance Application Acceleration Webinar

Rayson Ho rayrayson at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 16:38:24 GMT 2007


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In case you don't know, SGE is part of Univa UD's clustering solution.

Rayson


http://www.univaud.com/insurancewebinar/index.php

December 13th 10:00 AM CDT

Join Sun Microsystems, AMD, Univa UD, and Diamond Consulting for the
Insurance Application Acceleration webinar and hear how your business
can benefit today from an open source grid or cluster solution for
accelerating application processing.

Speakers:
    * Dave Teszler, US Practice Manager for HPC, Sun Microsystems
    * Ramesh Joginpalli, Division Manager, Commercial Solutions Group, AMD
    * Jay Ruffin, Principal, Diamond Consulting
    * Dr. Carl Kesselman, Co-Founder and Chief Scientist, Univa UD

The Challenge: Cost-Effective High-Performance Computing
Today's insurance companies deal with a range of IT challenges related
to limited data processing capabilities in areas like:

    * Enterprise Risk Management
    * Predictive Modeling
    * Actuarial / Policy Administration
    * Telematics
    * OCR and Text Mining

In such IT environments, information is silo-ed and adding capacity
can be an expensive and arduous process. In addition, computing power
limitations result in longer processing windows and the need to run
fewer, or simpler, variations in modeling. Many companies are turning
to grid and cluster technology to alleviate the problem ? but the
traditional proprietary products on the market are extremely costly to
operate and maintain, while vendors are increasingly difficult to deal
with.

The Solution: Industrial-Strength Open Source Solutions
Adopting an open source solution for grid and cluster computing let
companies avoid vendor locking for maximum flexibility and superior
operability. In addition, open source solutions provide significant
cost reduction over proprietary solutions with functionality
limitations and high price tags. Leveraging this technology now is
crucial for successful insurance enterprises to expand their capacity
to data-mine for claims, rapidly run more historical data, and perform
greater complex calculative analyses for alternative rates in record
time.

Univa UD offers the leading solution for open source grid and cluster
technology. Together with our partners, Univa UD, Sun Microsystems and
AMD offer an off-the-shelf, in the box integrated cluster solution
that can rapidly accelerate your insurance enterprise.
Agenda Topics Include:

    * Industry Computing Challenges
    * The Grid Computing Advantage
    * Usage Scenarios
    * Architecture Requirements
    * Getting Started

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