Answered Prayers for High Frequency Traders? Latency Cut to 20 Nanoseconds

January 23, 2017

“You can buy your way out of bandwidth problems. But latency is divine.” This sentiment, from Intel Technical Computing Group CTO Mark Seager, seems as o Read more…

By Doug Black

The Supercomputers of Wall Street: Friend or Foe?

July 30, 2013

Today's Wall Street is run by quantitative analysts who write the algorithms that run on the supercomputers that make the actual trades, using super high speed network connections to exchanges. While the new system has unquestionably enriched some, the question becomes: Has it benefited the rest of us? Read more…

By Alex Woodie

NASDAQ OMX Builds Financial Cloud Platform with Amazon

September 25, 2012

The NASDAQ OMX group and Amazon Web Services have partnered to develop a cloud platform for financial institutions. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

High Frequency Trading Slips Up Once Again

August 8, 2012

Errant HFT algorithm costs firm $440 million. Read more…

By Robert Gelber

Appro Slings Overclocked Server for High Frequency Traders

October 12, 2010

HPC cluster maker Appro has unveiled the HF1 server, a purpose-built box aimed at the high frequency trading business. The new server incorporates overclocked Intel Xeon "Westmere" CPUs and a self-contained liquid cooling system to deliver the best dual-socket performance this side of a tricked-out gaming machine. Although the risky design isn't geared for mainstream HPC users, for high frequency traders, it may be just the kind of gamble they are comfortable with. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

High Frequency Trading in Japan on the Uptick

August 23, 2010

High frequency trading (HFT), often called algorithmic or low latency trading, relies on fast computers and even faster networks to execute trades in sub-second and even sub-millisecond timeframes. It has generated massive profits for those firms skilled enough to handle the complexities of the software and hardware. As such, it has become the dominant method for equity trading in the US, but it's popularity is expanding worldwide, especially Asia. HPCwire got the opportunity to ask Chuck Chon, chief technology officer of SBI Japannext, about the HFT business in Japan. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Scaling the New Bar for Latency in Financial Networks

August 9, 2010

The bar for what qualifies as a fast connection or "low latency" networking has always been higher in finance than in other areas of corporate networking. It's never been quite this high, however. Read more…

By Brian Quigley

Algorithmic Terrorism on Wall Street

August 5, 2010

Analysts uncover evidence of high frequency trading shenanigans. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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