SunGard Turns to Videogames for Analytics Engine Boost

SunGard’s Adaptiv Analytics to enable banks to run up to 100 million valuations per second

Mat Newman, executive vice president for Adaptiv at SunGard Financial Systems.

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 the approximate 22 million vps run using average processing power on a standalone CPU.

"Ten years ago, the types of calculations that people wanted to do were relatively straightforward, and computing power was

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