[Beowulf] Cable link

Vincent Diepeveen diep at xs4all.nl
Thu Sep 6 16:44:44 PDT 2012


On Sep 6, 2012, at 5:26 PM, Prentice Bisbal wrote:

>
> On 09/05/2012 08:42 PM, Vincent Diepeveen wrote:
>> http://www.emeraldnetworks.com/system-map/
>>
>> Seems Chicago - London gets signal a tad sooner than Reykjavik does,
>> but could be same time roughly as well.
>>
>> This cable isn't yet there though.
>>
>> They claim to be low latency. Fiber though.
>
> Since I started all this Iceland nonsense, I should add that there are
> plans to build some massive new network between Iceland and North
> America and Europe, which is supposed to have good enough
> bandwidth/latency to make it practical to locate datacenters in  
> Iceland.
> I would provide I a link, but I forget where I read it. High Frequency
> Trading is a special, extreme case, so can it can definitely be argued
> that this new link may still not be good enough for HFT.

It's a 100 milliseconds slower to go via Iceland

That's 1000 trades in the same instrument at LSE.

So you already lost 1000 times at LSE.

>
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> Prentice
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