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Performance Anxiety

Supercomputing isn't just for governments and universities any more. If banks are buying it, can hedge funds be far behind?

All you need to start a hedge fund is a big ego and a small computer. That is, unless your fund's strategy tends toward the quantitative, requiring massive inputs of market data and high-frequency trading. In that case, you might be interested in a literally strung-together version of a supercomputer. At

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