High-Frequency Trading Computers Compete For Shortest Cable Length

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What, you think it’s noteworthy that traders want to locate their computers to have proximity to the exchange? Ha!

Even within the data centre geography matters.

FT: Robert Greifeld, chief executive of NYSE rival Nasdaq OMX, said in a recent FT video interview he expected the SEC to regulate co-location. “That means that every one of our customers has equal access to the data centre, every single one of our customers pays the same rate; we have a rate card available to our customers,” he said.

Mr Greifeld said there might have to be measures to ensure speeds within the co-location facilities were the same. “We might have to give everybody the same length cable, believe it or not,” he said.

(via Tyler Cowen)

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