FPGAs for Financial Workloads

The acceleration stack for Intel® Xeon® CPU with FPGAs on the Intel programmable acceleration card (PAC) with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA has arrived. 

Overview

Industry Challenge

Traditional financial workloads have huge data sets that need to be processed and pored through. An example workload is back-testing, which is a simulated trade on reliable historical data. It is a computationally intensive task because of the sheer volume of data.

For these high-frequency trading and risk management applications, the software demands are time and resource intensive. As a result, the hardware must keep up with the computing demands and constantly changing industry parameters. Hardware options include CPUs, GPUs, ASICs, and FPGAs. How can we choose the right solution to optimize our workloads, account for performance and power needs, and be flexible enough to change with evolving requirements?

The Solution

The Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs on the Intel PAC with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA offers a programmable and transparent solution with low-latency, accelerated performance with a simplified user experience. Accelerate your financial workloads such as partial differential equation (PDE) solvers, Monte Carlo simulations, and option modeling. In addition, the Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs makes it easier than ever for people without deep hardware domain expertise to experience the power of the Intel PAC with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA.

In addition, know where your product comes from and how it comes together by purchasing the hardware from your OEM of choice and utilizing libraries from Intel. Enjoy access to the world of solutions and intellectual property (IP) cores from Intel and our ecosystem of Intel-qualified partners. Experience simplified hardware interfaces and versatile software application programming interfaces (APIs) that allow you to reuse your code with the Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs. Get assistance if needed from our superior customer support teams.

For a complete solution that penetrates hardware and software, look to the Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs and Intel PAC with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA. Experience the powerful, integrated solution of the Intel PAC with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA, along with the Intel Optane™ memory and Intel Xeon cores to accelerate your financial workload.

Partner Solution

The Financial Sector is fraught with demanding use cases needing the ultimate in low-latency, high-performance solutions. Intel® Optane™ SSDs coupled with Intel FPGA Accelerators are uniquely-suited to address these opportunities and Levyx software can be used to extract the full potential of these solutions.  - Reza Sadri, CEO, Levyx

Levyx’s Financial Backtesting solution, along with the Acceleration Stack for Intel® Xeon® CPU with FPGAs on the Intel Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC) with Intel Arria® 10 GX FPGA, allows you to accelerate financial backtesting in order to expedite your risk management analytics. 

Backtesting is a highly parallel, data and compute-intensive simulation workload that has a large impact on trading revenues at many capital markets firms. Firms test thousands of trading models to find those that have been historically profitable to deploy the best trading practices to maximize profitability. To stay ahead of the competition, the models must continually evolve. With this fast-paced, compute-intensive workload and massive data sets, it is essential to have technology that can keep up and even accelerate it.

Enjoy a seamless experience that includes a complete end-to-end solution with Levyx. Explore a more powerful and integrated solution by pairing up the Intel PAC with Intel Arria 10 GX FPGA with other Intel products, such as the Intel Optane™ memory. Even those with no or limited FPGA knowledge can easily use the solution to test different types of data, techniques, and execution strategies with low-latency and high-performance outputs. Learn more from our resources below.

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