High Performance Computing and Applications pp 325-330
Parallel Computing for Option Pricing Based on the Backward Stochastic Differential Equation
The Backward Stochastic Differential Equation (BSDE) is a robust tool for financial derivatives pricing and risk management. In this paper, we explore the opportunity for parallel computing with BSDEs in financial engineering. A binomial tree based numerical method for BSDEs is investigated and applied to option pricing. According to the special structure of the numerical model, we develop a block allocation algorithm in parallelization, where large communication overhead is avoided. Runtime experiments manifest optimistic speedups for the parallel implementation.
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