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From: Hank Nussbacher <hank () efes iucc ac il>
Date: Thu, 16 Feb 2012 15:03:55 +0200

Nanosecond Trading Could Make Markets Go Haywire

"Below the 950-millisecond level, where computerized trading occurs so quickly that human traders can't even react, no fewer than 18,520 crashes and spikes occurred."

Anyone who has managed a network knows that when you look at your MRTG/Cacti graphs at 5min, 10min ,15min intervals - all looks well. Start looking at 1sec intervals and you will see spikes that hit 100% of capacity - even on networks running at 25% average utilization.

I guess trading and networking do have many unseen similarities.


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