Hardware Accelerators: Is this the next big thing in the Futures Industry?
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
The Union League Club of Chicago
65 West Jackson Boulevard
Chicago, IL 60604
4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Is it hype or the beginning of a tidal wave in gaining the next edge in trading?

“Hardware programming” sounds either like a step back in time or a step forward, but regardless it is part of a new trend in the trading industry that is giving serious speed advantages to those who are embracing it.

Hardware accelerators and massively parallel processing have held promise for compute-intensive applications for years but stayed out of the reach of most companies due to costs, scarce resources and learning curves. That’s changing. Hardware is now widely available and reasonably priced, and advances on the software front have greatly reduced the barrier to entry. Vendors are jumping into the act, too, by offering products and services to trading firms and financial institutions.

If you are guiding the strategy of a trading firm or financial institution or if you are involved in technology groups inside the trading industry, you need to know about this growing field. Come join us to learn the basic terminology, the basic techniques, and the potential power of hardware accelerators to obtain competitive advantages.

Linda Bracken, Chief Executive Officer, YJT Solutions


Mike Dunne, Chief Technology Officer, ACTIV Financial
Darrin Machay, Senior Engineer, YJT Solutions
John Melonakos, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, AccelerEyes LLC
Scott Parsons, Chief Scientist & Architect, Exegy Inc.

4:00 p.m. Presentation
5:15 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d'oeuvres

$35.00 per FIA IT Division Members* (register here)

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$45.00 per Non-division Member (register below)

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