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Researchers Harness Supercomputers for Game Changing Financial Markets Analysis

Researchers from a number of U.S. universities, tapping into supercomputing power and optimising code, believe they have made a “game changing” step in the speedy analysis of financial markets, reducing operations from hours or even days, down to minutes. The researchers from the University of Illinois, the University of Pittsburgh and the University of San…

MarketPrizm Latest to Offer Tick Data as a Service

Managed connectivity and co-lo specialist MarketPrizm plans to introduce a hosted tick database of global exchange data in Q4 of this year, representing the latest vendor to offer tick data as a service to trading and investment firms looking to leverage it for algorithmic backtesting and quantitative analysis. MarketPrizm’s service – available initially in its…

TMX Atrium Builds Out Low-Latency Infrastructure and Network Community

TMX Atrium is upgrading its North American network, has completed an upgrade of its European network and has experienced a flurry of activity around third-party connectivity over the past couple of months, but there is more to come as the provider of managed low-latency connectivity meets the needs of customers seeking lowest latencies as well…

Q&A: Victor Yodaiken of FSMLabs on Time Synchronisation Made Easy

Measuring time with great accuracy – and ensuring it is consistent across the many servers that make up a trading enterprise – has historically been costly and difficult. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to Victor Yodaiken, CEO of FSMLabs, to find out how his company is making it easier. Q: What does FSMLabs – and your TimeKeeper software…

Diablo’s Memory Channel Technology Reduces Flash Latency and Jitter

Memory technology specialist Diablo Technologies has introduced its TeraDIMM architecture, allowing Flash memory to be supported directly by the DRAM memory bus on servers, reducing latency and jitter for solid state disks. This approach from the Ottawa, Canada company is likely to be attractive for developers of trading applications, which leverage SSDs for such tasks…

TS-Associates Details Integration of Correlix/TipOff

Latency management specialist TS-Associates is planning to integrate Correlix, the trade flow analysis tool it acquired in July 2012, and TipOff, the network and data flow monitoring tool it developed in-house since 2006. The integration builds on the company’s experience of the products in the market before the acquisition of Correlix and is planned in two…

Quincy Data and McKay Brothers Plan Additional Microwave Links and Super Fast Market Data Services

Quincy Data, a provider of low latency market data, and its partner McKay Brothers, a developer of microwave networks spanning key financial centres, have come a long way in the short time since they were set up in 2010, but they have further to go with plans to build out additional connectivity and enhance their…

Volta Details its Plans for Great Sutton Street Data Centre in Central London

Volta Data Centres powered up its first data centre in central London in April 2013 and has since secured its first customer and an additional carrier to those already embedded in the building. And there is more to come as the company builds out the 45,000 square feet of hosting space at the Great Sutton…

Trading Firms See Merit in Social Media Strategies, But Also Risks

Trading firms see the advantages of implementing execution strategies driven by social media alerts, including Twitter and Facebook updates, and some are already doing so. But many also are wary of the risks associated with leveraging information sources that are not subject to the same quality controls as traditional news media. Those are the findings…

Activ Taps Solarflare for Gen 3 Ticker Plant, Focuses on TCO Reduction

Moving away from its DIY past, Activ Financial Systems has turned to Solarflare to provide FPGA and network technology for its Generation 3 market data processing unit (MPU), which will be rolled out to customers from this month. While its use of FPGAs has low latency benefits, Activ CTO Mike Dunne says the increasing focus is…