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The Trading Mesh

July 2012

FPGA & Hardware Accelerated Trading, Part Four - Challenges and Constraints

July 19, 2012 Comments (0)           

This is part four of a six-part series by Mike O'Hara, looking at the usage of FPGAs and other types of hardware acceleration in the financial trading ecosystem.
 
 
In previous articles in this series, we looked at how, where and why FPGA technology is currently being used in the financial markets, we investigated some alternative approaches to hardware acceleration, and looked at various programming methods.
 
In this article, we identify some of the challenges and...

The Evolution of the Buy-Side

July 17, 2012 Comments (0)           

An Interview with Rob Boardman
 
In this interview for HFT Review, Mike O’Hara talks to Robert Boardman, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, EMEA at ITG (Investment Technology Group), the independent research broker and electronic trading firm behind POSIT, the block crossing network.
 
Responsible for ITG’s European business, Mr. Boardman previously served as head of European algorithmic trading at ITG from 2006 to 2010. Prior to joining the firm, he spent...

FPGA & Hardware Accelerated Trading, Part Three - Programming

July 9, 2012 Comments (0)           

This is part three of a six-part series by Mike O'Hara, looking at the usage of FPGAs and other types of hardware acceleration in the financial trading ecosystem.
 
 
In part one of this series, we looked at how, where and why FPGA technology is currently being used in financial trading, and in part two we investigated some alternative approaches to hardware acceleration, identifying key differences between FPGAs, GPUs and ASICs and looking at developments around floating-point and...

FPGA & Hardware Accelerated Trading, Part Two - Alternative Approaches

July 2, 2012 Comments (0)           

This is the second part of a six-part series by Mike O'Hara, looking at the usage of FPGAs and other types of hardware acceleration in the financial trading ecosystem.
 
In part one of this series, we looked at how, where and by whom FPGA technology is currently being used in financial trading.
 
In this article, we investigate some alternative approaches to hardware acceleration, identifying key differences between FPGAs, GPUs and ASICs. We also look at how FPGA technology is...