“Summer of Speed” – The Need For Low Latency In Automated, Real-Time Trading

August 9, 2011

Fujitsu and Solarflare share the observation that the rapid expansion of automated and algorithmic trading has increased the critical role of network and server technology in market trading, first in the requirement for low latency and second in the need for high throughput in order to process the high volume of transactions.  Given the critical demand for information technology, private and public companies that are active in electronic markets continue to invest in their LAN and WAN networks and in the server infrastructure that carries market data and trading information. Read more…

By Nicole Hemsoth

Intel Takes Aim at Switch Chip Business with Fulcrum Deal

July 20, 2011

Intel has signed a definitive agreement to acquire switch silicon maker Fulcrum Microsystems. The deal adds Ethernet switch chips to Intel's growing portfolio of networking products. The agreement, whose terms remain under wraps, was announced on Tuesday. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

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

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

Microsoft Researches Low Latency Operating System for Multicores

May 6, 2010

"BarrelFish" OS attacks latency issue on latest CPUs. Read more…

By Jennifer Scott

Low Latency 10 GigE Looks to Build HPC Cred

September 10, 2009

A focus on low latency is giving a new breed of Ethernet switch vendors a leg up on their competition. Read more…

By Michael Feldman

Low Latency Spending Moves Full Speed Ahead

December 22, 2008

Technologies that enable lower latency have been used to speed the trading process, but these same technologies can also be used for risk management. Read more…

By Greg MacSweeney

Wall Street IT Gets the Message: More Speed, Fewer Dollars

September 25, 2008

Do more with less and do it faster. That’s a pretty familiar order to anybody running an IT operation these days. At the High Performance on Wall Street conference, hundreds of financial services IT practitioners came looking to find ways to meet the demands of business that moves at the speed of microseconds. Read more…

By Dennis Barker

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