Presented by Amherst Holdings LLC

Democratizing Innovation Through DIY HPC

As problems become more complex, data sets exponentially larger, and hardware costs decline, HPC (High Performance Computing) is democratizing innovation by empowering small and mid-sized companies to build their own supercomputing facilities. This session takes a look at how a mid-sized financial services firm has achieved world-class capabilities at a fraction of the cost of utilizing third-party services. We discuss the advent of quantum computing and implications for future innovation; the ROI decisions between renting vs. owning HPC; problems encountered and solved; how this firm is utilizing HPC and high-speed GPUs to revolutionize the financial sector, and where they are heading next.

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Danny Hillis

Applied Invention LLC

Todd Lawrence

Amherst InsightLabs

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