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Supercomputers Stalk Wall Street: Page 3 of 3

Deborah Williams, group vice president of analyst firm Financial Insights agrees. “You have to think about what’s appropriate,” she says. “You don’t want to take a cannon where a mouse trap will do.”

At the moment, Williams adds, there are more grid computing and blade server implementations on Wall Street than “big hardware.”

Currently, there are only a handful of financial institutions even listed in the top 100 of the supercomputer list. These include Credit Suisse First Boston Corp. in the U.K. and Credit Suisse in Switzerland, as well some unnamed European banks. All of these rely on Intel Corp. (Nasdaq: INTC) processor-based blade servers from IBM.

— James Rogers, Site Editor, Next-Gen Data Center Forum