Abbey National Distributes Risk

A distributed computing system has solved the bank’s overnight batch processing needs. Next up: boosting intra-day processing capacity.

Abbey National Treasury Service IT director John Hasson hates wasting computing equipment.

"Processing hours are like airline seats-each hour that goes by where it’s not used is a wasted processor hour," he says.

So after months of evaluation and testing, the firm rolled out a distributed computing system to solve overnight batch processing needs in the fall. And that’s just the first phase.

"We have models that needed to be run overnight and have the results delivered for various people the

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