Some of the costs associated with low-latency optimization are one off not recurring costs – so invest in the very best you can afford. For example, computer hardware is of paramount importance to traders on financial markets. Once you have invested in the very best hardware you can afford, it is essential that you work with a good Systems Administrator. He/she can give you advice on how to optimize your Computer Hardware – even if you are running an execution platform under your desk! One top tip is to ensure that energy-saving settings are turned off as they are designed to reduce performance in order to minimize power consumption.
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