July 14, 2008
With advanced analytic techniques and data management skills, ISO clients can better assess risk in the property/casualty insurance industry with leading-edge predictive modeling. SAS has the most widely used intelligence platform in the industry. The professional and comprehensive training from SAS will enable ISO to remain on the cutting edge of the insurance industry.
“ISO has a vast and unprecedented amount of insurance data and a large staff of analysts,” said Marty Ellingsworth, president of the ISO Innovative Analytics unit. “Our team needs the best tools to effectively mine that data, visually explore new features, and track models through production for feedback and improvement. We found SAS to be the best solution to satisfy our needs.”
The powerful, flexible, and comprehensive grid-enabled SAS Enterprise Intelligence Platform will help ISO build robust analytic models more quickly, and with increased computing bandwidth for simultaneous users. SAS visualization capabilities will significantly reduce data exploration timelines, while its built-in model assessment and comparison capabilities require no separate coding. ISO also anticipates significant risk mitigation in model maintenance and archiving, and more efficient data warehousing.
ISO will deploy the SAS grid computing infrastructure for diagonal scalability to support future growth. ISO will draw on grid technology to extend and increase the life span of its investment in hardware resources. This innovative SAS solution also provides ISO analysts with better documentation, enhanced performance, and collaboration to work more quickly and efficiently.
A leading source of information about risk, ISO provides data, analytics, and decision-support services to professionals in many fields, including insurance, finance, real estate, health services, government, human resources, and risk management. Using advanced technologies to collect, analyze, develop, and deliver information, ISO helps customers evaluate and manage risk. The company draws on vast expertise in actuarial science, insurance coverages, fire protection, fraud prevention, catastrophe and weather risk, predictive modeling, data management, economic forecasting, social and technological trends, and many other fields. To meet the needs of diverse clients, ISO employs an experienced staff of business and technical specialists, analysts, and certified professionals. In the United States and around the world, ISO helps customers protect people, property, and financial assets. www.iso.com
SAS is the leader in business intelligence and analytical software and services. Customers at more than 44,000 sites use SAS software to improve performance through insight from data, resulting in faster, more accurate business decisions; more profitable relationships with customers and suppliers; compliance with governmental regulations; research breakthroughs; and better products and processes. Only SAS offers leading data integration, storage, analytics, and business intelligence applications within a comprehensive enterprise intelligence platform. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world "the power to know." www.sas.com
Frank Ding, engineering analysis & technical computing manager at Simpson Strong-Tie, discussed the advantages of utilizing the cloud for occasional scientific computing, identified the obstacles to doing so, and proposed workarounds to some of those obstacles.
The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost.
In this week's hand-picked assortment, researchers explore the path to more energy-efficient cloud datacenters, investigate new frameworks and runtime environments that are compatible with Windows Azure, and design a uniﬁed programming model for diverse data-intensive cloud computing paradigms.
May 16, 2013 |
When it comes to cloud, long distances mean unacceptably high latencies. Researchers from the University of Bonn in Germany examined those latency issues of doing CFD modeling in the cloud by utilizing a common CFD and its utilization in HPC instance types including both CPU and GPU cores of Amazon EC2.
May 10, 2013 |
Australian visual effects company, Animal Logic, is considering a move to the public cloud.
May 10, 2013 |
Program provides cash awards up to $10,000 for the best open-source end-user applications deployed on 100G network.
May 08, 2013 |
For engineers looking to leverage high-performance computing, the accessibility of a cloud-based approach is a powerful draw, but there are costs that may not be readily apparent.
05/10/2013 | Cleversafe, Cray, DDN, NetApp, & Panasas | From Wall Street to Hollywood, drug discovery to homeland security, companies and organizations of all sizes and stripes are coming face to face with the challenges – and opportunities – afforded by Big Data. Before anyone can utilize these extraordinary data repositories, however, they must first harness and manage their data stores, and do so utilizing technologies that underscore affordability, security, and scalability.
04/02/2012 | AMD | Developers today are just beginning to explore the potential of heterogeneous computing, but the potential for this new paradigm is huge. This brief article reviews how the technology might impact a range of application development areas, including client experiences and cloud-based data management. As platforms like OpenCL continue to evolve, the benefits of heterogeneous computing will become even more accessible. Use this quick article to jump-start your own thinking on heterogeneous computing.