Dell HPC Server Shines on STAC Test

August 2, 2017

A STAC report released this week indicates the Dell PowerEdge C4130 server set several new records on the STAC-A2 test suite (financial risk analysis). The mach Read more…

By John Russell

Russian Researchers Claim First Quantum-Safe Blockchain

May 25, 2017

The Russian Quantum Center today announced it has overcome the threat of quantum cryptography by creating the first quantum-safe blockchain, securing cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, along with classified government communications and other sensitive digital transfers. Read more…

By Doug Black

HPE Server Shows Low Latency on STAC-N1 Test

February 22, 2017

The performance of trade and match servers can be a critical differentiator for financial trading houses. Latency is often the most problematic bottleneck affec Read more…

By John Russell

Phi and Kepler Run Monte Carlo Race

September 18, 2013

This week we spoke with Jörg Lotze, CTO and cofounder of financial services-driven software firm, Xcelerit, about benchmarking accelerators, coprocessors, and multicore architectures with specific emphasis on how GPUs stack up against Intel Xeon Phi coprocessors. Lotze discussed the challenges and opportunities of each in the context of real-world Monte Carlo examples. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Overcoming the Cloud Security Barrier for Financial Services

May 10, 2013

The private industry least likely to adopt public cloud services for data storage are financial institutions. Holding the most sensitive and heavily-regulated of data types, personal financial information, banks and similar institutions are mostly moving towards private cloud services – and doing so at great cost. Read more…

By Michael Dorf

NASDAQ OMX Builds Financial Cloud Platform with Amazon

September 25, 2012

The NASDAQ OMX group and Amazon Web Services have partnered to develop a cloud platform for financial institutions. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

JP Morgan Buys Into FPGA Supercomputing

July 13, 2011

One of the largest financial institutions in the world is using FPGA-based supercomputing for analyzing some of its largest and most complex credit derivative portfolios. JP Morgan, along with Maxeler Technologies, has built and deployed a state-of-the art HPC system capable of number-crunching the company's collateralized debt obligation (CDO) portfolio in near real-time. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Will Community Clouds Float on Wall Street?

June 3, 2011

The technology division for the New York Stock Exchange's parent company has announced a community cloud for the financial services industry. The platform, set to come out of beta at the beginning of July could teach enterprises some valuable lessons about shared resources--for better or for worse. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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