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Quantum Dawn 2 and Overclocking Haswell


Lauren Tara LaCapra, Reuters, Wall Street goes to war with hackers in Quantum Dawn 2 simulation, here. Wait, systems at Citi and BoA are going to be slow and confused on the morning of 28 Jun?

Organized by the trade group SIFMA, Quantum Dawn 2  will take place on June 28 – a summer Friday that, with any luck, will be a relatively quiet day in the real markets.The drill involves not just big Wall Street firms like Citigroup and Bank of America, but the Department of Homeland Security, the Treasury Department, the Federal Reserve, the Securities and Exchange Commission, according to SIFMA officials.

“We go through a pretty rigorous scenario where we look at multiple threats being thrown out at the U.S. equity markets,” said Karl Schimmeck, vice president of financial services operations at SIFMA.

During the exercise, which runs from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in New York, participants will receive blasts of vague and confusing information about what appears to be a hacker attack on fake trading and information platforms that are not plugged into actual markets. The participants may see “latency,” or unusual slowness, in trading, or viruses trying to invade the systems. They will also have to call one another to figure out what’s going on.

Geoff Gaslor, The Tech Report, Intel removes modest ‘free’ overclocking from standard Haswell CPUs, here. Stick w the Ks for overclocking. Need a name for the racing Magoos infrastructure – DynaRack. The overclocking  and cooling are more potential reasons to get the Broker Dealer to DynaRack. Do people even know who Mr. Magoo was? He graduated from Rutgers, class of 1903?

Based on what we’ve seen in our labs and heard from industry sources, K-series Haswell CPUs have less clock headroom than their Ivy and Sandy Bridge predecessors. The Core i7-4770K being tortured on my test rack peaks at 4.5-4.7GHz, depending on the motherboard, and it requires potent cooling at those speeds. A more modest 400MHz bump shouldn’t require an exotic cooler, but getting it will require paying the premium for a K-series processor.

Anand Lai Shimpi, AnandTech, ASUS 8-Series Haswell Motherboard Video Series, here.


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