Dresdner Bank is to deploy the IBM eServer p690 - previously code-named Regatta - in a bid to speed up credit portfolio management and audit processes.
The German bank says it will use the new high-end Unix machine to run its BI/OLAP based solution for credit portfolio management and risk indication for corporate audit.
Achim Wagner, assistant general manager corporate centre IT credit and risk systems, Dresdner Bank, says: "With Regatta we are able to allocate the system resources to the exact necessary operational level. Furthermore, the established application system architecture is intended to be the technological foundation for all internal and external reporting requirements."
Introduced in December after a five-year development effort, the IBM eServer p690 features a system-on-a-chip design, with each chip containing two one-gigahertz-plus processors, a large memory cache and I/O interconnected with other components using a new high performance distributed switch design
The server can either be operated as a single large server or divided into as many as 16 "virtual" servers, running any combination of the AIX 5L and Linux operating systems.