How about parallel computing with finance

Terrence E. Brown tbrown at lector.kth.se
Wed Dec 6 10:06:03 EST 2000


I am also interested in the business and managerial application as well as other
industrial apps.

I would certainly like to talk with another with similar thoughts. I have even
started an org dedicated to that objective.

Terrence

"Horatio_B._Bogbindero_ (Horatio B. Bogbindero )" wrote:

> i would just like to know about building neural networks in clusters.
> i am not into neural network but some people here in the university
> maybe interested. however, we do not know where to start. i would to know
> where i can get some sample NN code. maybe for something trivial.
>
> thanks.
>
> On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, Robert G. Brown wrote:
>
> > On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, liuxg wrote:
> >
> > > Hi, all£¡
> > >      Now using parallel computing in the solutiong of
> > > computionally-intensive probolems has been widely accepted
> > > in physics,chemistry,biology,engineering etc. I'm inerested
> > > in its application in economics and finance based linux cluster.
> > >      I know some peoples are busying in it , such as research in
> > > www.doc.ic.ac.uk, but I need more info abou the field . Does anybody
> > > can help me ?
> >
> > Market Driven (a small startup I'm associated with) has a neural engine
> > that is parallelized that is used to build predictive models on a small
> > beowulf in house. It also has the expertise to build more advanced
> > parallelized tools if/when the demands of the market require them.
> >
> > The engine can be applied to all sorts of things in business and finance
> > (and medicine and science and...).  Our primary applications to date
> > have been in scientific marketing, but we've also done a pilot project
> > on predicting outcomes for (possible) breast cancer patients based on
> > data from physical and radiological exams, for example.  I wrote the
> > engine itself, so we have complete control and the ability to customize
> > it and tune it for any particular application that might arise, or to
> > custom integrate it with any given customer's application that requires
> > a powerful modeling engine.  My primary partner is a database guru and
> > our employees are skilled in database and web stuff both (and we can all
> > cut code), so we can do custom integrations and more with comparative
> > ease.
> >
> > Modeling is just one place where beowulf technology is useful in
> > business, but it is a very important one.  In some cases models can be
> > built over weeks and applied over months; in others (for example, to
> > drive an ongoing direct phone sales campaign) the turnaround based on
> > real time feedback needs to be hours or at most overnight.  In this case
> > being able to parallelize means that an analysis that might take days
> > (we build >>serious<< networks:-) is cut down to hours.
> >
> >   Hope this helps,
> >
> >       rgb
> >
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> >
> >
> >
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> From: "Horatio B. Bogbindero" <wyy at cersa.admu.edu.ph>
> Subject: Re: How about parallel computing with finance
> Date: Wed, 6 Dec 2000 21:39:15 +0800 (PHT)
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