First it was FPGA technology now its time for (GPU programming / high performance computing HPC) Graphical Processing Unit supercomputing technologies. GPU supercomputing is perfect for Trading Systems for its ability to speed up many types of financial calculations. GPU (CUDA) supercomputing technologies has made significant inroads into financial analytics and risk arena what looks like a silent revolution on Wall Street. Only Institutional Banks / Hedge Funds with financial capability and technology knowhow are currently using GPU (CUDA) supercomputing technologies for real-time financial trading and risk.
The power of high speed GPU programming gives traders ability to trades almost in real-time, thus it pays to be there first and ahead of the trading game. For more info on GPU/CUDA computing please visit Nvidia’s developer zone
Will FPGA & GPU technologies live the hype in finance? So, what can GPUs do now and in future as a trading technology? And where do we go from here?