In this benchmark report from the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC), the Cray® XC40™ Intel® Xeon Phi™ system outperformed all previous results for a benchmark that tests technology stacks used for compute-intensive analytic workloads used in pricing and risk management.

Cray Gets Top Marks for Financial Services Analytics Benchmark
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The report’s author notes the “Cray machine completed warm runs of the baseline Greeks benchmark in just 0.212 seconds on average. This is the best score on this benchmark to date.” For a copy of the report, complete the form at right.

The Cray system performed:

2% faster than the dual-Haswell/dual-Knights Corner system

4% faster than the KNL timing reported by Intel

29% faster than a 4-socket Haswell system

36% faster than the fastest reported GPU-based system

50% faster than the fastest reported non-Intel CPU-based system