HPC-Minded Microsoft Gears Excel for Grids

December 2008
Securities Industry News;12/15/2008, Vol. 20 Issue 42, p12
Trade Publication
The article focuses on the Excel spreadsheet application reengineered by Microsoft Corp. to run on larger server grids. Originally designed for individual desk top users, it is noted that many firms are now running Excel in tandem with high-performance computing (GPC) because some exotics are complex that the only way to model them is in Excel. The Excel Runner add-in which has not yet been slated to launch, reportedly runs a model that allows clients to manage shareholder recordkeeping firms in the U.S.


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