I hear that some Hedge Funds and Institutional Investors are going beyond HFT trading by doing Parallel programming of heterogeneous systems using power of CPU, GPU and FPGA for ultimate ultra low latency trading system. This system enqables them to complete the trading process in couple of micro seconds, till date its the fast system developed by the traders. The more faster the system gets, it can generate more trades in a day thus generating more revenue for the company, I guess thats the reason we see market wide fluctuation now a days. While SEC and FINRA are working hard investigating suspicious market activity and demading secret high-frequency trading computer codes from HFT trading firms, Hedge Funds, Institutional Investors and other HFT trading firms worldwide are busy developing robust trading system that does not care about company’s fundamentals, it just does trade exclusively on down ticks and up ticks. The Novel System is designed to make a penny of profit but with several millions of trades per terminal and 100′s of such HFT Algos/Codes systems worldwide… It’s your Guess!
Posts Tagged ‘Central processing unit’
Tags: Achronix, Actel, Application-specific integrated circuit, Central processing unit, Field-programmable gate array, Field-programmable gate array (FPGA), Hardware description language, high-frequency trading (HFT) solutions, Quicklogic, Ultra low latency connectivity, Ultra low latency trading, VHDL and Verilog, Xilinx
Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) technology continues to gain momentum in Stock Trading for Ultra low latency connectivity and high-frequency trading (HFT) solutions. This new technology invented by Xilinx, have gone from being simple glue logic chips to actually replacing custom application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs) and processors for signal processing and control applications. Because FPGAs run as an electrical circuit, they are configured with special programming languages known as Hardware Description Languages (HDL) such as VHDL and Verilog. These languages are not as low level as assembly language but one does have to have deeper knowledge of the target hardware.
Xilinx and Altera are the two biggest manufacturers followed by Lattice, Actel, Quicklogic, SiliconBlue, Achronix, Tabula, and Tier Logic. FPGAs vary in application, power consumption, and interfacing to standard buses to name a few.
Do you think this Field-programmable gate array (FPGA) in future will replace the existing trading system and become Next Wave of high-frequency trading (HFT) Technology?