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Sporting Index Selects Platform Computing

Platform Computing, today, announced that Sporting Index has selected their Platform Symphony suite for high performance grid computing activities.  Sporting Index is a sports betting firm that supports a large market share of sports and event spread betting.  They plan on using Platform Symphony to increase the volume of transactions and events that their systems are capable of handling.

With circa four out of five sports spread bets placed in the UK coming through our systems, our core requirements have risen from around 300 to over 3,000 prices published per second,” says Eachan Fletcher, Sporting Index’s CIO. “The growth that we’re experiencing in our B2B business is pushing up the number of sports and markets we need to cater for, and Platform’s grid computing technology is a great way for Sporting Index to scale up. Platform has helped us customize some of the grid components we’re using, on time and within budget so we can deliver the highest possible level of service to our customers.”

As i-gaming becomes more popular and customers demand experiences such as ‘live in-play’ betting, the amount of compute-power that organizations such as Sporting Index require is increasing dramatically,” said Jim Mancuso, General Manager, Financial Services, Platform Computing. “This is why we are seeing more online companies demand higher usage of existing computing resources through optimized work-load scheduling. Increasingly, we see i-gaming companies architecting for grid and cloud computing to support their virtualization and business simulation initiatives.”

I can honestly say that I never envisioned high performance computing making it into the sports betting industry.  However, with this release, there seems to be a market for it.  For more info, read their full release here.

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