BNP Speeds Risk Calculations With Hardware Acceleration

Kentouris, Chris
April 2009
Securities Industry News;4/13/2009, Vol. 21 Issue 8, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports on BNP Paribas using a new technology platform from Nvidia. It is cited that the platform enables hardware acceleration based on graphics processing units (GPU) which is suggested to improve the speed of calculating for equity derivatives and to lessen energy consumption. The change from Intel processors with Ada code to the Tesla GPU with 240 cores is mentioned to have taken six months. A comparison between GPU and field-programmable gate array hardware is also explored.


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