Traders Get Boost From FPGA Acceleration

Michael Feldman at HPC Wire writes:
“Greed may or may not be good, but it is certainly latency-sensitive. In today’s capital markets, whoever can collect and process real-time market data the quickest has a tremendous advantage. Being able to execute financial transactions before your competition is an extremely powerful incentive to acquire systems with the lowest possible latency.” Full Story
In related financial services news, ClearSpeed plans to demo a 20x accelerated Sun System running Monte Carlo simulations at the upcoming ISC conference.

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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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