Tag: wall street
When rPath CTO Erik Troan speaks during the opening session at this year’s High Performance Computing on Wall Street conference, he’ll be emphasizing something that old school HPC’ers are very familiar with: complexity. Even moderately-sized HPC clusters are a study in complexity.
Bank of America’s Jeffrey Birnbaum has been teaching high school kids parallel programming and thinks Wall Street should be thinking parallel too.
Who benefits when the computer takes over the stock market?
NVIDIA’s graphics processing units help Wall Street speed up financial calculations and lower power consumption.
A somewhat neglected aspect of the current financial crisis is the huge spike in trading volumes in recent days. In some cases, they have raised to more than double the average of the months (and years) that preceded the crisis. Systems, of course, don’t care if stocks are going up or down; they just need to handle the transactions. Cloud computing can help ensure they meet this task.
Do more with less and do it faster. That’s a pretty familiar order to anybody running an IT operation these days. At the High Performance on Wall Street conference, hundreds of financial services IT practitioners came looking to find ways to meet the demands of business that moves at the speed of microseconds.
On the scene at Monday’s High Performance on Wall Street conference, Dennis Barker reports that last week’s turmoil was on everyone’s mind, but the mood could have been a lot worse. Instead, the topic du jour was speed: faster transactions, faster data feeds, faster analysis, faster reporting and faster applications.