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Limiting Latencies in the Cloud

Oct 22, 2009 |

Interconnect latencies have been generally recognized as a limiting factor for high-performance computing applications in and among cloud centers, but a variety of protocol innovations have appeared in the marketplace to clear this hurdle.

Solace Systems Sets the Pace in the Race to Zero Latency

Sep 14, 2009 |

In the algorithmic trading business, speed is literally money. An extra microsecond of latency between the market feed and the trading application could be worth a million dollars to a large investment bank or hedge fund.

The Core-Diameter

Aug 12, 2009 |

How big of a cluster can you build?

Google File System II: Dawn of the Multiplying Master Nodes

Aug 12, 2009 |

Search giant working on a GFS makeover.

Bringing Home the Gold with an Ultra Low Latency Hardware Data Path

Feb 24, 2009 |

After a couple years spent losing latency battles to Infiniband, Ethernet is poised to win the war.

Banks and Outsourcing: Just Say ‘Latency’

Sep 24, 2008 |

A common critique of external cloud computing services is that big-time IT users, like major corporations and financial institutions, are nowhere near getting on board. That might be true for the new breed of “cloud” services, but for the financial services sector, at least, outsourcing is far from a dirty word.

Bad News on Wall Street Doesn’t Diminish the Need for Speed

Sep 22, 2008 |

On the scene at Monday’s High Performance on Wall Street conference, Dennis Barker reports that last week’s turmoil was on everyone’s mind, but the mood could have been a lot worse. Instead, the topic du jour was speed: faster transactions, faster data feeds, faster analysis, faster reporting and faster applications.