Your choice of computer hardware has an impact on low-latency trading. The faster the CPU (Processor), Memory, and Disk are, the faster an order message travels out and down to the next layer, and the faster it is to get price data back to your execution platform. Hardware is a one-time not a recurring cost. Work with a good Systems Administrator for advice on how to optimize your Computer Hardware, even if you are running an execution platform on the workstation under your desk. Energy-saving settings should be turned off, as they are designed to reduce performance in order to minimize power consumption.
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