...writing trading models in a hardware description language for deployment on an FPGA.

Un-be-lievable. While there is still a slim chance that I'll do a project about [[CFD]] software at BMW yet, maybe I should look for a project by a bank for HFT - I'm almost starting to regret that I did not move to London city a decade ago.

But seriously, could it be possible to use game pads for living-room high performance computations? I mean, if you look for cheap, reliable and very powerful computing equipment, you should find it there, right?