1: BlackCore Technologies wouldn't exist if we hadn't got to hear just how unreliable overclocked trading systems are. We'd been extracting mega performance and fire-and-forget levels of reliability from our hardware for years. People doing real time image processing loved it. It was problem free. Why shouldn't HFT run the same way we thought.
Overclocking server hardware to extract more performance than the hardware designers intended is easy and it's fun. Best of all, you end up with a high performance trading computer that runs rings around all of you competitors and practically prints money for you.
It was only because LinkedIn reminded me of an anniversary, that I spent some time digesting the last 12 months. It was around this time last year that Nick Rogers, MD of Exacta Technologies and I started collaborating together on a skunk-works project, formed outside of his main, and highly successful business building appliances for software companies.
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