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High Frequency Servers FAQ

How can I optimize my High Frequency Servers?

Optimizing High Frequency Servers can be difficult because of the nature of the performance factors that are related to High Frequency Servers. Optimizing your use of FPGAs and optimizing low latency parameters and hardware ensure that during those vital milliseconds are on your side.

What are the most important factors for High Frequency Trading?

Hardware and network are critical factors in High Frequency Trading. Given the nature of High Frequency Trading and the amount of activity that happens within seconds, you need to ensure your hardware is up to date and optimized and you have to ensure that all parts of your network stack are optimized for latency.

What server is best for High Frequency Trading?

There are many ways you can put together a High Frequency Trading server and many ways you can build it out with CPU, FPGA and latency emphasis. We tried to focus on all of these key factors when building out the ICC Vega™ line of HFT servers. 

Independent review for Vega™ R-116, with these factors addressed, is here:

https://www.servethehome.com/icc-vega-r-116i-review-an-overclocked-5ghz-watercooled-hft-server/

How do FPGAs impact High Frequency Servers?

FPGAs are programmable and the way the architecture works, they are built in such a way where latency round trips are fastest. This is critical to High Frequency Trading. With the use of matching engines and pre-trade volumes and information that goes with such, FPGAs are critical.

How do FPGAs work with trading engines?

The reliance on live market information, orders behind that and algorithms which trade based on those pieces of information. FPGAs are able to process that information much faster than other alternatives. Working with trading engines is critical to this process.