Microsoft HPC Platform Accelerates Excel

Bill Hilf, Microsoft

Microsoft’s new Windows HPC Server 2008 R2 high-performance computing (HPC) platform will allow users in financial services to apply the power of cloud computing to Microsoft Excel spreadsheet work, according to vendor officials.

"Financial services customers are pushing at the very boundary limits of what Excel can do," says Bill Hilf, general manager, technical computing, at Microsoft. "We surveyed our large financial services customers in New York and London and found that over 80 percent of

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