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Preview: A-Team’s 4th Annual London Low-Latency Summit Set for February 19

The headline states the basics that you need to know about – London on Tuesday, February 19. The Low-Latency Summit has been running in London (OK, under some aliases) since 2010, evolving along the way with a focus this spring on ‘convergence’ – which means how low-latency, cloud and big data technologies are combining to…

Q&A: November’s Low Down on Latency with Pete Harris

The Low-Latency Summit in New York City the other week created a lot of discussion and lots of questions to me. So here is a sampling from that busy day, along with my thoughts. Q: One of the conference sessions was focused on latency reduction and ROI. What was your take away from that? A:…

Zeptonics Taps Mellanox For Ultra-Low-Latency Matching Engine

Sydney-based Zeptonics is integrating network interface cards from Mellanox Technologies into its ZeptoMatch matching engine. The integration boasts wire-to-wire matching for a million orders per second with a median wire-to-wire match time of 1.97 microseconds and a typical client roundtrip of three microseconds. ZeptoMatch is a software-only application, running on commodity x86/Red Hat Linux servers,…

Q&A: September’s Low Down on Latency with Pete Harris

Here are the latest questions from the IntelligentTradingTechnology.com community e-mail bag, together with some brief answers. There’s an update on Knight Capital, Cisco’s new switch (and other switch offerings), Nasdaq OMX’s new FPGA data feed, and also the bigger picture on market data rates. Q: What’s the latest on Knight Capital and the rogue algo…

Ullink Continues Focus on Ultra Low Latency With Azul Zing Partnership

Ullink is continuing its focus on squeezing microseconds of latency from its trade execution and pre-trade risk systems, by partnering with Azul Systems, which offers a low and predictable latency Java virtual machine (JVM). Laurent Useldinger, CEO of Ullink, comments: “We have been testing the capabilities of the Azul solution for sometime; during that period…

Low Latency EMS, Connectivity Push Into New Asset Classes, Geographies

Accelerating a trend that began perhaps a couple of years ago, vendors of execution management systems, and of connectivity and co-lo services, are continuing to push into new trading opportunities, beyond the core equities markets of major financial centres. Indeed, a raft of news in recent days – as the business world gets going after…

Q&A: Corvil’s Donal Byrne Puts Latency Under The Lens

Latency management specialist Corvil has introduced its Trade Lens functionality, designed to map the technicalities of latency management onto trading business operations. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to Corvil CEO Donal Byrne to get the details. Q: Can you describe what Trade Lens does, and why it’s of benefit to trading operations? A: The Trade Lens transforms the…

Q&A: NovaSparks’ Yves Charles on Doing It All on FPGAs!

FPGAs are growing up and spreading their wings.  Only a couple of years ago, their use for market data handling was considered cutting edge, whereas now it’s almost mainstream.  But what about using them for more complex functionality? IntelligentTradingTechnology.com spoke to NovaSparks CEO Yves Charles on pushing the complexity, and the challenges involved. Q: You…

Molten Markets Launches FX ECN; Leverages Technology from First Derivatives, Kx Systems

Startup Molten Markets has launched MoltenFX, a new ECN for the foreign exchange markets. The venture is led by Simon Wilson-Taylor, most recently head of FICC eCommerce at UBS, and leverages technology developed by First Derivatives, based on Kx Systems’ kdb+ database. Wilson-Taylor says it is “an ideal time” to launch a new FX ECN,…

EMS Functionality, Increased Footprint are Key Drivers in Mantara’s Acquisition of UNX

Customer requests for increased desktop functionality, as well as the opportunity to increase the footprint for its pre-trade risk and connectivity services, were key drivers for Mantara’s acquisition of UNX, says president and CEO Michael Chin. UNX’s installed base for its Catalyst EMS offers Mantara a “valuable desktop presence” says Chin, providing a ready platform…