Hardware Accelerators Are One Way to Help Wall Street, Companies Say

September 24, 2008

Can hardware acceleration save Wall Street? Well, not as quickly as a multibillion-dollar bailout might, but there was plenty of discussion at this week's HPC on Wall Street conference about the advantages specialized hardware can bring to market analysts and traders. Sellers of these products were all over the place, their booths were busy, and several sessions on the subject were standing-room only. Read more…

By Dennis Barker

Microsoft Aims Newest HPC Offering at Wall Street

September 23, 2008

When profits drop, businesses look to boost productivity and performance -- and nowhere is that demand more urgent right now than on Wall Street. Yesterday, about 60 blocks north of the scene of the recent financial meltdown, Microsoft announced it has released its latest product to provide that boost: Windows HPC Server 2008. Read more…

By Dennis Barker

GPUs Finding A New Role on Wall Street

September 22, 2008

Despite the carnage from this year's financial crisis, the arms race in algorithmic trading is likely to continue. Behind that competition are a variety of high performance computing technologies, such as commodity clusters, FPGA accelerators and Blue Gene supercomputers. One of the new kids on Wall Street is GPU computing, a technology that is making inroads across nearly every type of HPC application. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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