Balancing the benefits and costs of GPUs

Graphics processing units (GPUs) were originally developed for computer gaming and other graphics applications, but their speed means they are now being used for financial analytics. Do the benefits of GPUs outweigh the difficulties and risks of using what are still niche processors? By Clive Davidson


If there is a group of people hungrier for computer power than derivatives traders and risk managers, it is computer gamers. They demand full three-dimensional action and instant response to their controls. In fact, so insistent are gamers on performance that a whole hardware and software industry has grown up to satisfy them, resulting in specialised graphics processing units (GPUs) and high-performance programming languages.

This technology has been evolving in leaps and bounds in recent

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