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MarketBuilder Technology

With the significant computational requirements and data volumes involved with broad-based fundamental market modeling, MarketBuilder has been designed to run using standard scalable technologies and easy-to-use, familiar user interfaces.

MarketBuilder:

  • Runs on Windows Platforms
  • Is closely integrated with MS Office
  • Supports 64-bit Operating Systems
  • Supports multi-core, multi-processor computers

Usability

We believe that making a modeling system easy to use is one of the best ways to get the maximum benefit. As a result, MarketBuilder is designed to run on desktop computers without need for programming or specialized hardware. MarketBuilder is designed to give users control over the modeling process. Our easy-to-use graphical interface, interoperability with MS Office, and drag-and-drop capabilities make it easy to get results out of MarketBuilder. It also makes it easy to visualize results, whether in MarketBuilder’s map overlays or MS Office applications, such as Excel and PowerPoint.

Given the close integration between MS Office and MarketBuilder, users are required to have MS Excel and PowerPoint installed on their systems. MarketBuilder is compatible with MS Office versions from Office 2003 forward.

MarketBuilder - Parallel Processing and Scalability

Scalable Power

So that MarketBuilder can run on common desktop and laptop computers, it has been designed to be usable on computers with modest hardware requirements. As MarketBuilder models become more detailed, multi-commodity, and multi-regional or global, the processing time to run the model increases because of the increased number of computations. Designed for parallel processing and scalability, MarketBuilder takes advantage of multi-processors and 64-bit memory addressing to reduce computing times. When run on Windows multi-core and multi-CPU systems, MarketBuilder automatically spreads the processing across the multiple processors reducing computing times with nearly linear scalability, i.e. the processing time is close to the single processor computing time divided by the number of processors.

MarketBuilder’s scalability and Deloitte MarketPoint’s commitment to continue to support the latest Windows multi-core and multi CPU systems as they emerge will help users to exploit hardware advances and the rapid downward trend for multiprocessor system prices.

As used in this document, ‘Deloitte’ means Deloitte LLP (and its subsidiaries). Please see www.deloitte.com/us/about for a detailed description of the legal structure of Deloitte LLP and its subsidiaries.

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