Author Archive | David Quarrell

Choosing your Server Vendor

I was treated to a special day this week when HP invited me to bring a customer to see the future products and road map for the next twelve months. They insisted I sign a non-disclosure agreement, so I cannot elaborate on the content of the day here. What I did observe was the amount […]

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4 Key Testing Issues in the HFT Market of Today

I was sitting on a panel with some great technology innovators hosted by Agilysys at a recent conference. The recurring issue of testing came up–it’s regular topic at these shows. The need to get even better performance from the infrastructure to support high frequency trading has lead to some great innovations. The question remains, how […]

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Low Latency Conference Surfing in London

With the fantastic weather, royal weddings and oodles of public holidays, I had a chance to settle down and reflect on the insights I got from all of the conference surfing I’ve been doing recently. Just before Easter I was on a panel at the A-Team Low Latency business conference held in London last month. […]

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Technology: The Solution to Future Risk

I went to a conference recently and was fascinated by the notion that risk is not about the maths, it’s about the data. The fantastic Monte Carlo simulations that traders use to calculate the risk of doing business use difficult but well documented maths. The problem is the huge amount of data that needs to be […]

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Worms in the financial datacenter

We received an interesting request in the office last week. A financial client wanted a solution to a regulatory requirement to store transactions safely without any risk of records being deleted, either accidently or fraudulently. The great thing about being an independent reseller is that we can look across the market and not tied to […]

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2011 High Frequency Trading Technology Trends

I had a chance to have a great conversation with Richard Churchill, Agilysys Vice President of Sales for Europe. Given that Agilysys has been working with High Frequency Trading (HFT) customers recently I asked Richard what three things he would tell a technologist new to HFT were the three most important things to consider.  He […]

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