Tag Archives: low latency

Trans-Atlantic Cable Plan Targets High-Frequency Traders (Wall Street Journal)

First it was shortening the time it takes data to get between New York and Chicago, now its New York and London.  The big difference here is that the NY to London route is 3 times longer and has an ocean in the middle – no small feet of engineering and no small price tag.… Read More »

Flash Crash spotlights financial IT risks (Institution of Engineering and Technology)

The Flash Crash may very well be talked about more these days than the credit crisis.  Not only is it an area of interest for regulators and traders but technologists as well.  IET takes a look at the issue from a technology perspective in this article. ‘It seems to be more of a market structure… Read More »

The Great Race for Low Latency (Institutional Investor)

Talk of the importance of moving data between NY and Chicago has heat up considerably in the past two years.  TABB Group published a piece on this “Long Distance Latency” issue back in June.  Here II tackles the topic: “Ten years ago firms would rely on telecom providers to advise them,” he says. Now the… Read More »

TABB Says Capital Markets Firms are Simplifying Trading Infrastructures, Redefining the Total Area Network (TAN)

This is the press release for my latest research report on data center networking.  You can find a more detailed executive summary here.  Now to the PR: Despite the cost and complexity created by meeting high bandwidth, low latency and global reach requirements sought by capital markets firms trading across asset classes globally, the industry’s… Read More »

Standing Room Only in Hong Kong: Low Latency is High Priority

I created this video while I was in Hong Kong last week for Trading Architecture Asia.  The audio isn’t that great unfortunately, so we’ve transcribed the commentary which you see below (its also on TabbFORUM). …and the transcription: This week I’m in Hong Kong for Trading Architecture Asia 2010. If it’s a sign, almost every… Read More »

Sell Side Continues to Invest in Data Centers (Wall Street & Technology)

This story gives an overview of the presentation I gave at the Accelerating Wall Street conference in May 2010.  Much of the data was based off our our Sell Side Technology study from December 2009. “Clearly the sell side loves its data centers,” McPartland told the audience. “There’s a lot of horsepower that has to… Read More »

Israeli Startup Correlix's Technology Selected for Direct Edge Exchanges (Bloomberg)

I’ve spoken quite a bit about latency metrics and latency transparency in the past few months including conversations with both Corvil and Correlix.  It seems there is a race on between those providers to bring on as many exchanges as possible to enhance the value of their product offering.  Corvil works with Deutsche Borse and… Read More »