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Q&A: SpryWare's Daniel May on Boosting Ticker Plant Performance

Chicago-based SpryWare recently announced its ticker plant can process 10 million messages per second. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to the company's co-founder Daniel May about the market...
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Smoke or Fire in Latency M&A?

It’s surprising how market downtime – that is to say the just-passed holiday period – continued to generate tittle-tattle, which of course we were able to monitor from the southern tip of Europe...
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Hibernia Secures $250 Million for Project Express

Hibernia Atlantic has secured a $250 million financing commitment for Project Express, its planned transatlantic low-latency connection for high frequency traders. The funding, from one of its...
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The Need for Speed – More Than Just Bullock?

US Futures Commodity Trading Commissioner Bart Chilton offered a broad assessment of the high frequency trading landscape at the recent High Frequency Trading World USA 2010 Conference in New York....
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The Connected World of Connectivity

What is connectivity? How to define connectivity in the high-performance trading infrastructure segment depends on where you sit in what’s increasingly viewed as the financial ecosystem. At the FISD’...
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FPGAs, Established for Market Data, Now Being Leveraged for Transactions, Pre-Trade Risk

Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) - providing hardware-based acceleration for processing typically performed in software - are being increasingly adopted for financial markets applications, with...
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Q&A: CSI's Emilio Mercado on the Release of MDAL

Emilio Mercado is director, financial services product & strategy at the Collaborative Software Initiative. IntelligentTradingTechnology.com talked to him about the recent release of MDAL – The...
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The Costanza Complex (Or, Is FinTech Facing a Double-Dip?)

Fans of TV’s Seinfeld will surely recall the episode in which Jerry’s friend George Costanza gets caught double-dipping his chip in the dip at a funeral reception (watch the episode here). It’s this...
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Go East Young Man

They say timing is everything, so perhaps it was fortuitous that I managed to catch up with David Stanton – Cable & Wireless Worldwide’s man in Singapore – just a few days before news of...
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A Random Walk Down Brick Lane

Having spent some time last year at Equinix’s LD4 data centre in Slough for a piece in our A-Team Insight Quarterly magazine (check out Issue 10, Q3 2009 here) – and getting an exclusive preview of...

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