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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…

Being Smart About Being Fast – One Speed Does Not Fit All

As the trading landscape has undergone significant changes over the last several years, financial institutions have developed an insatiable need for low latency. Infrastructures that once had to handle a maximum of 50 trades per second, now must process thousands  – an increase of more than 1,900%. However, aiming to gain the lowest latency possible…

Q&A: Mat Young of Fusion-io on Making Flash Fast

Fusion-io is about high performance Flash – aka NAND – storage, though – as Mat Young, EMEA senior director at the company points out – it would be wrong to view it as a SSD player. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com asked him to explain … Q: Can you begin by describing what Fusion-io does?  What are your products?…

Summit Connectivity Panel – Highlights with Brunner, Malik and Riddoch

Last month’s Low-Latency Summit in New York City featured two morning panels, one on connectivity, the other on computing. Here’s some quotes and highlights from the connectivity panel … “Folks have pretty much moved from 1 gigabit ethernet to 10 gig, and a lot are moving to 40 gig. Will see more next year” –…

A Low-Latency Network For Less – Is Crowdfunding an Answer?

Newark, NJ startup Low Latency Group is recruiting trading firms to fund development of a hybrid microwave and fibre network, using a crowdfunding model that could appeal to smaller operations that are looking for lowest latency but at a lower cost. True, the $5 million that the group is seeking – from just eight firms…

Summit Report – Latency Measurement Vendors – Nasdaq Wants You!

If you work for a vendor of latency measurement technology, then you should have attended the Low-Latency Summit in New York City the other week. During the pre-lunch keynote, Nasdaq OMX principal technologist Dominick Paniscotti outlined efforts at the exchange group to measure – and so reduce – latency, and also put out a call…

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…

Low Latency Taking Off in Latam

The news this week that Direct Edge is planning to set up shop in Rio de Janeiro is indicative of the growing importance of Latin America as a financial trading region, and one where low-latency technology is playing a leading role in transforming the marketplace. And the action is not just happening in Brazil, with…

Guaranteed Messaging with Parallel Persistence from Informatica Ultra Messaging

To implement guaranteed messaging, some messaging vendors employ a messaging broker and a store-and-forward messaging model, to ensure that the message is persisted on a hard disk before sending along to consumers. While this model does simplify late join and loss recovery, since all messages flow through one central server, it carries a hefty price…

Azul Zings Java for Low Latency

Azul Systems has released version 5.0 of its Zing realtime Java Virtual Machine for Linux, eliminating the need for a hypervisor layer, and thus making it more attractive to developers of low-latency trading applications. In earlier versions, the required hypervisor virtualisation added unwelcome latency. Zing is 100% Java-standard JVM, which is based on Oracle’s HotSpot…