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Concurrency in Action: How to audit 40 million tax payments in 11 million tickets?

Hexagon took over the monumental task of auditing 40 millions tax charges, which not only requires state of the art hardware, but also an extremely sophisticated algorithm that utilized all computer’s cores. Let’s put it this way: achieving such a task in the late 80′s would require a super computer, probably the size of an industrial┬árefrigerator, to do the job in less than 24hrs.

In Hexagon, we do that in few minutes, thanks to the Java capability of concurrency.

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