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Comment: Re:I am an HFT programmer (Score 1) 791

by libertytoast (#36972064) Attached to: How and Why Wall Street Programmers Earn Top Salaries
I also work in the finance industry analyzing and testing performance software performance. I would love to hear more about how you do 1/5th of a microsecond price feeds if you're game. This is clearly not possible without some custom hardware (you mention VHDL). Could you please tell us more about this hardware and what kind of logic resides in it vs regular software running on the hosts cpu(s)? BTW, this is a terrific presentation on HPC Finance using Java: http://www.infoq.com/presentations/LMAX

Comment: In a world filled with youtubes... (Score 1) 296

by libertytoast (#19901205) Attached to: Democracy Player Is Dead, Long Live Miro
Will Miro catch on? I was playing around with Democracy/Miro a couple of weeks ago. Its looking pretty slick. But it seems to me that its only real advantage over youtube and its clones is its Bittorrent syndication ability. Yet I had a hard time finding any content through the client that was actually served as torrents. I suppose the ecosystem needs to evolve still, but it was discouraging to me.

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