AXIS Support for IT
Technical Overview of AXIS for IT Support
A brief overview of what AXIS is used for, supported software platforms, technical architecture, and a summary of the support services for technical support staff. AXIS hardware key options, suggestions for handling error messages and a brief summary of AXIS distributed processing are also included.
Recommended hardware setup for optimal use of AXIS as of the article date. A comparative abalysis of AXIS run times using processors from both AMD and Intel as well as hard disk, video, memory and operating system recommendations.
Help on all aspects of AXIS installation (including updating system files, installing libraries, and installing the actual software).
Anti-Virus Scanners and AXIS
The AXIS actuarial system makes heavy demands (reading/writing) on the file system of your computer. As a result, antivirus software set to scan the file system can cause serious performance problems with AXIS. This article summarizes some of the more common problems and some possible solutions.
Guide to Distributed Processing
Distributed Processing allows AXIS calculations to be run in parallel over multiple processor cores in one computer significantly reducing the runtimes.
Using AXIS in a Production Environment
Includes basics of AXIS security and control issues (network/Windows, test vs production, Audit Log feature, date/time stamps and user ID's). In addition, Backing up and restoring datasets is discussed as well as using production batch processes (System Batches and System Formulas, Invoking AXIS from the command line).
Communicating with External Systems
Basics of seriatim input and source files, import/export database.
Installing Updates to AXIS Software
This document discusses best practices for installing and verifying new versions of AXIS in a production environment.
This document discusses AXIS GridLink Module. AXIS GridLink is a Grid solution to managing the processor farm used for distributed processing of AXIS batch calculation runs. It offers a comprehensive set of tools that help you create and manage a more efficient and secure production environment.
Recommended Hardware for a GridLink Farm
You may be considering a 16 core farm or a 128 core farm, or something in between. We strongly recommend you to consider your future needs before setting up even a small farm, so that you can continue to use the hardware you choose now as part of the larger farm you may need tomorrow. Please review this document for further information on hardware requirements.
Training for IT Support
This full day training session introduces users to the issues and best practices associated with using AXIS in a production environment.
Contact Client Support at any time.