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The Trading Mesh

August 2011

Submersion Cooled Liquid Blades – Game-Changing Technology in the Data Centre?

August 25, 2011 Comments (0)           

An Interview with Chad Attlesey & Chris Butler (part 2)Sponsored by Supermicro UK & Hardcore Computer
Last month, in part one of our interview with Chad Attlesey, President, CTO and Co-Founder of Hardcore Computer and Chris Butler, Business Development Manager at Supermicro® UK, we discussed how Hardcore’s over-clocked, submersion-cooled desktops and workstations are increasingly being adopted in the dealing rooms of HFT hedge funds and proprietary...

An Introduction to MiFID II and its Nordic Impact

August 25, 2011 Comments (0)           

Ever since its EU-wide implementation in November 2007, the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID) has significantly modified the structure and environment of secondary market equity trading across Europe. As the Nordic economies continue to lead on the global stage, with economic progress looking particularly strong in Swedenand Norwaythis year, the issue of regulation in this area cannot be ignored.
It is crucial that Nordic banks – and traders operating throughout the EU...

Over-Clocking and Submersion Cooling – The Future of HFT Technology?

August 4, 2011 Comments (0)           

An Interview with Chad Attlesey & Chris ButlerSponsored by Supermicro UK & Hardcore Computer
As high frequency trading firms and quantitative hedge funds look for ever increasing performance from their technology, vendors have to be more innovative in the solutions they provide. Two such vendors are Hardcore Computer and Supermicro® UK, who are currently blazing a trail through the HFT community because of the performance gains they offer with their unique...

The LMAX Disruptor – Open-Sourced Mechanical Sympathy in Action

August 1, 2011 Comments (0)           

An Interview with Martin Thompson

In this interview for the High Frequency Trading Review, Mike O’Hara talks to Martin Thompson, Chief Technical Officer of LMAX, about the design principles behind the Disruptor, the Concurrent Programming Framework for high-performance, low-latency transaction processing, which is used to run LMAX’s own trading platform and was open-sourced earlier this year.
HFT Review: Martin, before we look in detail at what the...