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FPGA - extreme computation performance for finance

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High performance computing in financial and other industries is constantly challenged by growing demand for faster results and larger volumes of data to process. FPGA - specially designed hardware units - through their ability to execute complex tasks in parallel - can substantially increase the throughput of systems and reduce data centre load. For many popular tasks a couple of machines with FPGAs on-board can replace a cluster of 50+ nodes.

RegSvr32.exe alternative - COM registration tool

All you Windows developers - there is an alternative to Regsvr32.exe - Reggie. I haven't used it yet, but it looks quite promising. You need it if you experience problems registering your COM+ DLLs or typelibs, and don't have a clue what is the cause. Reggie is more informative, and even provides a shell return code, so it

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JavaScript performance

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The problem

How many times you have to include multiple JavaScript files in your HTML pages? Do you have sections like this in your code:

<script type=”text/javascript” scr=”/js/global.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” scr=”/js/ua.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” scr=”/js/menus.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” scr=”/js/ajax.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” scr=”/js/functions.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” scr=”/js/extra.js”></script>
<script type=”text/javascript” scr=”/js/aux.js”></script>

C++0x

An interesting paper from you know whom, talking about new features, planned for the next version of C++ (yes, someone works on C++ too). It looks quite nice the way they describe it, but given previous attempts to improve it, I wouldn't be surprised, if the extension turned the arithmetic operators into a super-Turing language, with its ow

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