Chad Albrecht

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With all the hype on the Web about grid computing and scaling out applications, I decided it was time to get my hands dirty. What's grid computing you ask? According to Wikipedia, "Grid computing is an emerging model that provides the ability to perform higher throughput computing by taking advantage of many networked computers to model a virtual computer architecture that is able to distribute process execution across a parallel infrastructure." If you're more confused by that definition, don't worry. It's really just a way of using computing power from a bunch of computers connected to a network. This, in essence, creates a virtual supercomputer. At this point, I was searching for a project to work on that could help me understand and use a grid. After attending optionsScalper's presentation on "F# under an Application of Quantitative Finance," I had my answer. F# ... (more)