Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on (2009)
May 18, 2009 to May 21, 2009
In todays turbulent market conditions, the ability to generate accurate and timely risk measures has become critical to operating successfully, and necessary for survival. Value-at-Risk (VaR) is a market standard risk measure used by senior management and regulators to quantify the risk level of a firm's holdings. However, the time-critical nature and dynamic computational workloads of VaR applications, make it essential for computing infrastructures to handle bursts in computing and storage resources needs. This requires on-demand scalability, dynamic provisioning, and the integration of distributed resources. While emerging utility computing services and clouds have the potential for cost-effectively supporting such spikes in resource requirements, integrating clouds with computing platforms and data centers, as well as developing and managing applications to utilize the platform remains a challenge. In this paper, we focus on the dynamic resource requirements of online risk analytics applications and how they can be addressed by cloud environments. Specifically, we demonstrate how the CometCloud autonomic computing engine can support online multi-resolution VaR analytics using and integration of private and Internet cloud resources.
H. Kim, M. Parashar, C. Marty and S. Chaudhari, "Online Risk Analytics on the Cloud," Cluster Computing and the Grid, IEEE International Symposium on(CCGRID), Shanghai, China, 2009, pp. 484-489.