Accelerators to save Wall Street?

Sun is doing a lot behind the scenes with companies like NVIDIA and AMD on their GPGPUs for HPC. Wall Street may be one of the first to benefit:
But it’s not just speed. One reason Wall Street is getting on board is the need to score an edge over competitors and get a better handle on volatile markets. “Accelerators can differentiate a cluster,” Valente said. “Otherwise you have exactly what the other guy has. It’s accelerators and other customizable things you can add to a Linux box that give you an advantage.” Full Story

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3 Responses to Accelerators to save Wall Street?

  1. sleepyweasel says:

    I keep waiting for Sun to support graphics cards in their Blade Server line. I would think this is very easy for them to do. People could then use it as an accelerator. There are even a few apps which require a graphics card for better performance.
    They could then slot a graphics card into each blade for Ranger as an upgrade?

  2. Linda Fellingham says:

    Putting a graphics card directly into our blade servers isn’t possible because of form factor and power issues. Right now, we can only interface nVIDIA Tesla or Quadro Plex to our rack-mount servers since their standard interface card is a PCI-E card. What we did at TACC for the Ranger cluster is add a rack of eight x (one Opteron quad-socket server/connected to one 4 GPU box) to the Ranger cluster directly connected through the Magnum IB switch.

  3. 出産祝い says:

    Sun is doing a lot behind the scenes with companies like NVIDIA and AMD on their GPGPUs for HPC. Wall Street may be one of the first to benefit:
    But it’s not just speed. One reason Wall Street is getting on board is the need to score an edge over competitors and get a better handle on volatile markets. "Accelerators can differentiate a cluster," Valente said. "Otherwise you have exactly what the other guy has. It’s accelerators and other customizable things you can add to a Linux box that give you an advantage

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