All about Blackcore
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.
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.
High Frequency Trading, HFT, requires hardware and performance that's not available in typical off-the-shelf server packages. For that reason, the industry uses overclocked server hardware. HFT isn't without risks. BlackCore Technologies takes the view that buying overclocked hardware shouldn't be one of them.
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