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

Is Amazon’s ‘Fast’ Interconnect Fast Enough for MPI?

April 10, 2013

Amazon's EC2 Cluster Compute instance goes head-to-head with Myrinet 10GigE cluster. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

Is Amazon’s ‘Fast’ Interconnect Fast Enough for MPI?

April 10, 2013

Amazon's EC2 Cluster Compute instance goes head-to-head with Myrinet 10GigE cluster. Read more…

By Tiffany Trader

A Tale of On-Demand Supercomputing

February 15, 2013

Chinese vendor commissions bare-metal, utility supercomputing service. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

A Tale of On-Demand Supercomputing

February 15, 2013

Chinese vendor commissions bare-metal, utility supercomputing service. Read more…

By Ian Armas Foster

RAMCloud: When Disks and Flash Memory are Just Too Slow

October 20, 2011

Research project uses DRAM as the basis of datacenter storage.. 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

Cloud, Wall Street and the Low Latency Imperative

June 17, 2010

The battle for the lowest possible latency has been raging in the financial services sector for years but is not the most critical factor for every segment of the industry. While low latency will be enhanced in cloud developments, for now it appears that only this small non-latency-obsessed market can be reached by cloud vendors. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

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