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Q&A: Pierre Feligioni of QuantHouse on Why FPGAs Are The Next Step

QuantHouse is an established player in the low-latency datafeed handling business, but only very recently launched a hardware accelerated solution. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com asked the vendor’s co-founder and COO Pierre Feligioni to explain the move, and provide some more technical detail. Q: QuantBOX is your first offering to make use of hardware acceleration. With the continuing performance…

Options IT Deploys Virtual Exchange from FIN

Managed services provider Options IT has gone live with an order matching service from Fundamental Interactions, with two initial customers – a broker/dealer and an Alternative Trading System – with early trade flow of around 60 million shares per day. Deployed on the Options PIPE managed infrastructure – which offers co-located infrastructure, access to market…

Summit Compute Panel – Mantara’s Arnold on Leveraging Technology

Concluding our coverage of last month’s Low-Latency Summit in New York City, the compute panel allowed Mantara chief architect David Arnold to discuss how the trading application vendor leverages technologies to reduce latency.  Mantara provides a platform for market data delivery, order routing and pre-trade risk, with customers requiring performance across the latency spectrum.  As…

Summit Survey – Thomson Reuters’ Kelly Explores Technology Drivers, Focus, Buy vs. Build

Delivering the opening keynote for last week’s Low-Latency Summit in NYC, David Kelly, Thomson Reuters’ CTO for Enterprise Solutions, put the audience response system to good use, polling the standing room only crowd on a number of key questions … covering technology drivers and focuses, and also on buy versus build, where the result was…

Exegy Adds B-Pipe; Integrates Consolidated and Direct Data Feeds

With the integration of Bloomberg’s B-Pipe, Exegy is supporting its first consolidated data feed on its ticker plant appliance, augmenting the direct data feed coverage that it already offers. The implementation is already live at one hedge fund customer in London, say company execs. B-Pipe offers coverage from “250 exchanges and thousands of data sources…

Artha Provides Glimpse into Planned Trading Appliances; Will Leverage FPGAs and Network Packet Processors

Startup Artha Financial Technology is emerging a little from stealth mode to provide a few details of what it plans to be shipping early in 2012. Founded by Manoj Viswambharan, former head of the FPGA development team for the Global Arbitrage Trading group at Credit Suisse, Artha plans to deliver trading system appliances based on…

London’s Big Bang in 1986 … The Beginning of the End

Note: This is a slightly updated version of an article I wrote five years ago for A-Team Insight, on the 20th anniversary of London’s Big Bang. I thought it was worth another airing … and while the latency of the time was more slow and low, some lessons in capacity planning can still be learned…

Q&A: Vikram Mehta of IBM System Networking – One Year In … New Low-Latency Products, OpenFlow, Comparisons to InfiniBand

Remember Blade Network Technologies? Well, a year ago it was snapped up by IBM, and given the charter to network IBM’s enterprise server and storage products, to provide a unified system. Trading firms – and exchanges – were big customers of BNT, so IntelligentTradingTechnology.com chatted to the company’s founder Vikram Mehta, now vice president, System…

A Tale of Two Benchmarks – for STAC-M3 and kdb+

This week saw the publication of two “M3” benchmarks conducted by STAC, covering time-series management solutions. And while both relate to Kx Systems’ kdb+ database (apparently to date the only database to have published M3 benchmarks), comparing them would be an apples to oranges exercise. STAC-M3 is focused on solutions that manage large amounts of…

Options IT Taps Celoxica for Managed Futures HFT

Managed data and transactions service provider Options IT has tapped Celoxica to provide HFT trading services for futures trading in the U.S. and Europe. By leveraging Celoxica’s Container technology and providing requisite server hardware and connectivity, Options IT customers need just to provide the algorithm code, and can be operational within days. Celoxica’s recently-introduced Container…