A New Engine for Financial Analysis

In HPC Wire, Altera Corporation’s Bryce Mackin makes the case that FPGAs are well suited for financial analytics applications and offer a viable energy-efficient solution:
“Requirements for financial analytics are notably stringent: high-precision, intense math computation with millions of iterations, programmed in a high-level language that should not be re-factored or altered. Can FPGA coprocessors meet these challenges? Absolutely, but only if a complete solution is provided! An FPGA hardware platform, a high-level programming environment, and a library of key FPGA functions are the keys. These are now available as a new tool for accelerating and improving financial analysis.” Full Story


About Rich
FlexRex began his life as a cartoon character I created a Sun Microsystems. As the world's first "fictional blogger," he appeared in numerous parody films that made fun of the whole work-from-home thing. Somewhere along the line, the Sun IT department adopted FlexRex as their spokesman in a half-dozen security awareness films for employees. So when I left Sun recently, I started FlexRex Communications, a Marketing company in Portland, Oregon.

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