Every nanosecond counts for electronic traders. There are six layers on the path between an execution platform and an Exchange’s matching engine. The Operating System (OS) is the layer of the path that sits in-between the Execution Platform and the computer hardware. The OS is the most basic piece of software on a workstation or server –it is usually either Microsoft Windows or a flavor of Linux. Optimizing this layer for latency focuses on removing all the bells and whistles not needed to get orders and prices in-between your Execution Platform and Computer Hardware. Pay particular attention to your network settings – they can wreak havoc when improperly configured for trading.
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