This is a guest post from Eoin Brazil (Dr), Technology Transfer Lead, Irish Centre for High-End Computing (ICHEC)
Register for the free Financial Industry and High Performance Computing on eventbrite. Date: Tue March 13th.
ICHEC are hosting a free workshop for financial sector companies where invited speakers will outline the rapid changes in hardware technology and where computing can utilise this hardware to have a profound impact on their business. From front to back-office, from portfolio construction to trade execution, from data capture to quarterly reports – there are business processes that are inherently parallel and amenable to high performance computing.
The financial industry, like other industries is increasingly concerned about the transfer of data into information, information into action, and action into profit. There are two forces acting upon the financial industry, firstly the need to reduce the time to get things done and secondly the need to expand the amount of work done in that time.
This seminar will introduce how your company can leverage current off-the-shelf hardware to tackling uncertainty. It does so by highlighting where and how this has already done with practical examples. International speakers will discuss where this technology is:
- Reducing risk (by knowing more, by providing more detail, by dealing with larger amounts of data)
- Getting to answers faster (this can be reducing cost or dealing faster with market uncertainties)
- Making better utilisation of existing IT infrastructures (leveraging existing hardware resources more efficiently and more effectively to tackle problems)
The aim of this breakfast briefing is to highlight the potential benefits of this technology to the Irish Financial industry as one means of achieving business innovation. More information about the programme is available here