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The Low Latency Canary

The one constant in the world of financial markets IT is that nothing stays the same for very long. The world of market data feeds and the applications that process them is no exception. As data...
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Too Early To Be Skeptical

In his blog last week, Andrew said he’s skeptical that advantages from investing in low latency infrastructure will be anything other than short lived. I tend to share his opinion that low latency is...
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Birnbaum Re-emerges at Hush Hush Low Latency Startup

Jeffrey Birnbaum - former Managing Director and Chief Technical Architect for the Institutional Securities division at Morgan Stanley, who left the firm quietly last year - has re-emerged as the...
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Activ Outlines Plans for FPGA-, AMD-Based Ticker Solution

From A-Team Group's Market Data Insight, April 2007: Activ Financial appears to be first out of the box with a hardware-based solution to clients’ low latency challenges using Field Programmable Gate...
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Wombat Links with AMD, Cisco To Answer InfiniBand Questions

From A-Team Group's Market Data Insight, April 2007: Wombat Financial Software’s collaboration last month with AMD and Cisco Technologies in a latency benchmark test conducted by Peter Lankford’s...
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The New Cross-Asset Trading Challenge

The traditional separation of asset classes into distinct business organizations with incompatible trading systems is an idea whose time has ended. Today the growing quest to automate every variety...
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Activ Financial Introduces Hardware Accelerated Feed Engine

Activ Financial has ActivFeed MPU (Market Data Processing Unit), a hardware accelerated solution for low-latency exchange feed processing. The new offering leverages AMD64 and Field Processor Gate...
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Stac Benchmarks Wombat/Cisco InfiniBand v Gigabit Ethernet

Stac has released a study of Wombat on Cisco SFS InfiniBand compared to Gigabit Ethernet. The system used Wombat's standard transport benchmark (Wommark) over Wombat MiddleWare. The setup used Tyan...
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Cisco Systems to Acquire Reactivity

Cisco has agreed to acquire privately-held Reactivity, a provider of XML acceleration and security appliances.
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Low Latency Crowd Braces For Hardware Acceleration

The era of software-based market data systems running on generic server and desktop hardware is now well through its second decade. The lifeblood of any large trading floor flows through the veins of...

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