BNP Paribas is rolling out over 100 Sun Fire V20z servers to improve the performance of the Grid computing infrastructure that supports its risk management operations.
The bank is deploying 116 Sun Fire V20z servers at its equity and derivatives division.
Sun says the servers, which are based on AMD Opteron processors, will be part of the compute Grid which runs the bank's risk management application. The deployment will also help BNP to address Basel II Capital Accord.
The AMD Opteron processor-based architecture offers both 32 and 64 bit applications. In addition, the integrated service processor provides the possibility to remotely manage and supervise the equipment on site, reducing operational expenses.
News of the deal comes a week after Sun sought to re-assert its influence in the financial sector with a package of announcements intended to restore its reputation for delivering improved price-performance and lower total cost of ownership.