Monday, September 30, 2013

The low latency game: reported 176 ns for high performance trading

While I don't have any way to verify the reported results,  the low latency portal reports on  "groundbreaking results" by Argon Design. Anyway - the reported latency is 176 nano second,  to those unfamiliar with the term -- there are billion (1,000,000,000) nano second within one second...   Recently I wrote on time perception of different animals.  If the time perception of a person is limited to 1/60 of a second, then you can do the arithmetic to calculate how faster this technology is relative to human perception.  It is interesting to check is there a limit to the time perception of computerized system.   Building low latency systems can help building robots that are very fast and one can think of the potential of what such robots can do to compensate for the relative slow reaction of humans...   

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