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When it comes to high frequency trading, speed is a major priority. You need to have the fastest network and servers to ensure that there are little to no latency between one’s desktop and the exchanges. When it comes to servers, there are a lot on the market today. However, only a few have the capacity and juice to guarantee that your HFT strategy is done right.

International Computer Concepts specializes in providing overclocked servers for high frequency trading. We are the only company in the world that provides a one-year warranty on overclocked servers. We guarantee that the next gen liquid cooled overclocked system is the fastest one on the market today. It is not just the processor of the server that has been overclocked. The RAM and cache in all the systems have also been overclocked to provide faster computing to fulfill your trading needs. It is important to get the best overclocked server when you are involved in high frequency trading. Having the fastest overclocked system will allow you to be a step ahead of the competition as speedy delivery of Buy or Sell signals to exchanges is of upmost importance to have a successful HFT strategy. In order to reduce the latency, you need to get the best performance from the server and network. While the backbone network of the server might be out of your control, the reliability of the server is something that you can control. Be sure to get the fastest overclocked server that best suits your needs.

Our servers have been properly overclocked to provide 25 to 40 percent boost in performance. They utilize the most powerful Haswell CPU line that has been safely overclocked. You don’t need to worry about the processor burning out while trading. ICC servers go through rigorous burn-in tests and will not crash during high frequency trading. These test practices ensure that you have a dependable server that will not have any downtime any time soon. Our overclocked server also has speed boosts and fail-safes. The latter comes in the form of a dedicated liquid water cooling system to keep it from overheating. The cooling solution allows the server to run cooler for a longer period of time without the risk of failure. Regular air cooling will not be enough to ensure that the processors will not overheat while computing millions of data. This is so important when considering a server for high frequency trading.

Multi-core processors are needed in order to compute millions of calculations at the same time. With Intel Haswell processors, the HFT system can perform a lot of calculations simultaneously. The processors have been designed for parallel computing, which makes them highly suitable for high frequency trading servers. The Haswell processors are the fastest ones on the market today. An overclocked Haswell at 4.5GHz speed is better than an Ivy Bridge at 4.9GHz. Overclocking the processors is also done within their given thresholds to avoid overheating and server crashes. Traders always need to have the current gen systems if they want to stay competitive in HFT. They should consider the computing muscle and the speed of the systems. The ideal server is fast and can easily integrate with low latency functions.

When you are looking for the world’s fastest server for high frequency trading, check out the servers from ICC. We offer three different models of overclocked servers in 1u form factor. These are the R116V3, R118V3, and the R218V3.


The R116V3 is the fastest overclocked server in a 1u form factor. It provides lots of computing power to traders. It has a 4.0 GHz Intel 4-Core i7-4790K Haswell-Refresh Core Processor that has been overclocked to 4.7 GHz. It has 4 DIMMs that is compatible to up to 32GB DDR3 2400 MHz. Its chipset is an Intel Z79 Express. For networking, it features an Intel 1210 at Gb LAN with optional 10GbE, 40GbE, 56Gb Infiniband. To store data, this server utilizes Intel 3500 Series or Micron 500DC SSD with optional NVMe support. It has an onboard IPMI 2.0 media/KVM for remote. At 4.7 GHz speed, the R116V3 has a huge amount of processing power and speed to ensure transactions are done on time.


The R118V3 is the fastest overclocked server with 8 cores in a 1u form factor. Its processor is an Intel 8-Core i7-5960x Haswell-E Core Processor with an original clock of 3.0 GHz, and overclocked to 4.5GHz speed. It has 8 DIMMS that can be used for up to 64GB DDR4 2400-2800 MHz. It has an Intel X99 chipset. For networking, the R118V3 has 2 Intel Gb LAN with optional 10GbE, 40GbE, 56Gb Infiniband. For storage, it has Intel 3500 Series or Micron 500DC SSD with up to two drives using optional NVMe support. It has an onboard IPMI 2.0 media and KVM through PCI/PCIe for remote. The R118V3 is one of the most powerful overclocked servers on the market today.


The R218V3 is also one of the fastest overclocked systems with 8-cores in a 2u form factor. However, it has more expansion slots compared to the first two servers, which makes it a 2u form factor. The form factor is the only difference between the R118V3 and the R218V3. The other features, such as the processor, overclocked speed, memory, chipset, and network and remote are the same. While the hard drives used in the R118V3 and R218V3 are also the same, the latter can take up to 4 drives. This is ideal for traders that need more storage space that can’t fit in an 1u form factor server.

These are the fastest overclocked systems from ICC that have been designed for high frequency trading. At 4.7GHz speed, there is no other overclocked server faster than what ICC has to offer. They are reliable and have been designed to prevent any unexpected downtimes. Please contact us today to learn more about our exciting 1u form factor servers.