Carlson School of Management
This research uses stock-market data to infer quality of firm management. The researchers have daily NYSE data for 20+ years on ~2,000 securities and economic indicators (such as interest rates). Routine calculations require large matrix operations and occasional nonlinear optimization. Fortunately, these calculations are not particularly time-sensitive; many of them can be queued up and run opportunistically when time is available (usually within a 90--day window).