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The number of architectures capable of supporting compute-intensive analytics in finance has never been greater. We can choose from an ever-expanding range of CPUs, GPUs, FPGAs, and NPUs, which can in turn use a wide variety of interconnects. Such freedom to choose is good, but it comes with responsibility. In the absence of performance-portable APIs, switching architectures can be extremely expensive and time-consuming. This forces businesses to place major bets on how architecture will serve business needs both today and several years from now. Which processors are currently best suited to which kinds of workloads? How will that evolve over the next 3 to 5 years? What role do interconnects play in the equation, and where are they headed? How can a firm hedge against a potentially volatile computing landscape for the foreseeable future?