Tag Archives: optimisation

Don’t use signed ints if you don’t need them

Progress on fractals, and a minor (but arguably obvious) optimisation I stumbled upon today.

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Mandelbrot calculation using SIMD

How running two calculations in a single thread can speed up the Fractal by up to 90% (but more likely, 15%…).

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QuantCup update

Yesterday I received an email update from the QuantCup challenge.  This was surprising, as it’s the first I’ve heard from them since attempting to register.

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Price-time matching engine

A friend sent me a link to QuantCup, which is “a quant trading themed programming contest”. Now, I have little enthusiasm for high speed trading, but I am always interested in programming.

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