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High Performance Technologies for Trading

The highly specialised realm of high frequency trading without doubt is a great driver for a range of high performance technologies that are becoming essential tools for Wall Street. More so than the now somewhat pedestrian algorithmic trading and analytics/pricing applications that are usually cited as the reason that HPC is hitting the financial markets, the world of high frequency pushes all of the barriers, all of the way.

HFT strategies require both considerable compute and communications power in order to process incoming data feeds, make the best decisions, and fire off orders at lightning speed. Add to that the continuing fragmentation of markets and there’s also a need for a smart telecommunications architecture to leverage opportunities across markets.

So, what are some of the technology advances and trends that HFT is riding on?

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