SunGard taps videogames to boost risk technology

Adaptiv Analytics engine integrates graphical processing power so that banks can cope with an increasing number of sophisticated products by running faster and more frequent risk calculations

Mat Newman, SunGard Financial Systems.

SunGard has developed an advanced analytics engine to enhance risk-calculation capabilities for banks, by integrating both computing and graphical processing-unit (CPU and GPU) technology into one solution.

The product, dubbed Adaptiv Analytics, can conduct highly complex calculations such as scenario-based risk, sensitivity analysis and credit valuation adjustment (CVA) at near-real-time speeds, and is said to be able to process up to 100 million valuations per second (vps) compared to roughly

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