Solution Performance

IBM Algo Financial Modeler* is an application that models financial contracts. The complex stochastic actuarial model used for these tests has 1000 scenarios, where each record is valued over a 120 year period using 1 month projection steps.

Hardware at-a-glance: Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor
Software tools/libraries: Intel® Vtune™ Amplifier

“New industry regulations require an increase in model complexity; the use of the Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor helps to meet their obligations.”

Product and Performance Information


IBM Algo Financial Modeler*: Workload is complex stochastic model with 1000 scenarios and valued over a 120 year period with 1 month projection steps. Testing by IBM April/May 2017.
Baseline: 2S Intel® Xeon® processor E5-2699 v4, 2.2GHz, 22 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS 0271.R00, 192GB total memory, 24 slots / 8GB / 1600 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM, 1 x 800GB Intel® SSD DC S3700, Windows Server 2016.
New: 2S Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor, 2.5GHz, 28 cores, turbo and HT on, BIOS 86B.01.00.0412.020920172159, 192GB total memory, 12 slots / 16GB / 2677 MT/s / DDR4 LRDIMM, 1 x 800GB Intel SSD DC S3700, Windows Server* 2016.


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