Faculty Advisor

Gerstenfeld, Arthur

Faculty Advisor

Huang, Xinming

Center

Wall Street

Abstract

This project will investigate Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) technology in financial applications. FPGA implementation in high performance computing is still in its infancy. Certain companies like XtremeData inc. advertized speed improvements of 50 to 1000 times for DNA sequencing using FPGAs, while using an FPGA as a coprocessor to handle specific tasks provides two to three times more processing power. FPGA technology increases performance by parallelizing calculations. This project will specifically address speed and accuracy improvements of both fundamental and transcendental functions when implemented using FPGA technology. The results of this project will lead to a series of recommendations for effective utilization of FPGA technology in financial applications.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

December 2007

Major

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Major

Physics

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Project Center

Wall Street

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