OK, if you’re reading about distributed computing, you’re probably already reading Serial to Parallel to Distributed by Marc Jacobs, but if you’re not, it’s time to start. Marc is a former Digipede client (at a big secretive asset manager) who has since moved on to the elite financial technology consulting firm Lab49.
Marc writes insightfully on a variety of issues related to grid and high-performance computing, and he’s recently finished his best and most comprehensive series to date. It’s a seven-part series of posts based on a speech he gave on the state of high-performance computing in finance, at a Microsoft HPC event in New York earlier this year.
I was fortunate to be at the HPC event, to attend Marc’s presentation, and to watch as the attendees learned a lot about the real needs of customers in this market. Read, and see what I mean:
I will not attribute causality, but I will note that in the six months since Marc gave this presentation, Digipede sales are up more than 600% over sales in the year-earlier period, and that the majority of that increase is in financial services.