Supercomputers for Finance

In this HPC Wire story, Julian Fielden discusses how supercomputers are being used in the financial services industry for everything from portfolio optimization to detection of credit card fraud:
“By any measure, finance is one of the strongest growth sectors for supercomputers, driven by ever increasing data volumes, greater data complexity and significantly more challenging data analysis — a key outcome from greater competition and regulation (through BASEL I, BASEL II, and Sarbanes-Oxley for example).” Full Story

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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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