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I got here 3 high-performance i7 computers (all assembled by myself) with 5 24inch LCD displays and several terabytes of drives, 192Gb of RAM's… plus a few i5 tablets… Has anyone tried to connect them to perform some sort of parallel processing? Is it possible to do this with Windows7?

 

Upon my semi-retirement (which probably soon ;)), I thought I would build a flight simulator which requires 3 to 5 computers connected parallel (visual, control force, navigation, engines, motion, etc.)…

 

At the same time, why not build some sort of regression models to predict the share prices (to make tons of money, of course hehe ;)) Know any good online trading firm?

:horray:

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You should go for bitcoin for a highly volatile market perfect for trading engines. Most of the major exchanges have APIs setup so you can do automated trading. Your biggest problem is going to be latency. Then again you'd probably make just as much by doing arbitrage between multiple currency pairs / exchanges / multiple alt-coins.

 

You should not mine bitcoins. Mining bitcoins is best done on ASIC; gpus won't make more than it costs in electricity to keep them turned on.

 

If you're really serious about HPC you should setup an infiniband network. You should be able to get a 20Gbit (DDR) network setup for around 1000$. You can find mellanox DDR controllers and silverstorm 9024 switch on ebay for 100$ and 600$ respectively. I've got an infiniband SDR (10Gbit) network setup in the US. I meant for the network to be DDR but the switch I got was only capable of SDR connections :( ... ebay seller lied..

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or you could simultaneously play 20 games (5x6inchx4) of on line poker @ http://www.pokerstars.com/  :good: - a good way to practice multi tasking !

I am flat out handling 3 card patience... LOL

 

Merely a suggestion for anyone but until you understand the ins and outs of this Australian software and manual ... http://www.spacejock.com/FreechartsSE.html then be cautious about trading.

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I got here 3 high-performance i7 computers (all assembled by myself) with 5 24inch LCD displays and several terabytes of drives, 192Gb of RAM's… plus a few i5 tablets… Has anyone tried to connect them to perform some sort of parallel processing? Is it possible to do this with Windows7?

 

Upon my semi-retirement (which probably soon ;)), I thought I would build a flight simulator which requires 3 to 5 computers connected parallel (visual, control force, navigation, engines, motion, etc.)…

 

At the same time, why not build some sort of regression models to predict the share prices (to make tons of money, of course hehe ;)) Know any good online trading firm?

:horray:

 

I would be real careful about your financial aspects. You may have an impressive personal set up but its still peanuts compated to what your enemies (eg hedge funds, banks, etc) are employing

The big players also have huge squads of the brightest mathematicians working on better and better algorithms, and much faster feeds from the markets than you will ever get.

God only knows how you could successfully compete agaianst the HFT specialists.

 

And forget about forex as well. You run up against the same problems. according to CLS, they trade about $TR5 /day, which work out about $700 for everyone on the planet, so probably over 10 times wrld gdp / day.

 

That kind of money is clearly going to attract very big players who will eat you alive.

 

know your enemy (ie the eprson on the other side of the trade)!

 

seem to remember reading that 90% of day traders lose money...... though I would be surprised if it isnt at least 95/98%

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