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Top Five Ways to Minimize Software Messaging Latency

Messaging Bytes: number two in a series of posts discussing performance with Low Latency Messaging. The series is brought to you by Ultra Messaging – see the entire series at the Messaging Bytes Archive.

Trading applications for financial securities in the capital markets are measured by how fast they can execute trades. And time is money, in the most literal sense.

Even being 1 microsecond (1,000,000/sec) too slow is basically the same as never running the race at all, because the fastest executing trade often causes slower executing trades to be rejected, since the price is no longer available. Win or go home, essentially. (more…)

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What Will 2010 Look Like For IT?

What type of blog would this be if I didn’t end the year with my 2010 predictions?

To begin on a positive note, IT budgets will go up in 2010 after a global average 4-5% decrease in 2009. In many respects, however, 2010 will be even more difficult on IT than 2009. How can I say this if budgets are increasing? Doesn’t this mean we will have more money to throw at nagging issues?

In general, most IT organizations have deferred maintenance on many core infrastructure and application items. For example, in the past, several of my peers would automatically refresh laptops at the three-year mark. I know many of them have extended this to five years. Even though the deferred hardware upgrades had a positive net impact on the budget, it was an increase in IT burden to manage old equipment as the “meantime between failures” increases. Now they are looking to upgrade these boxes. This is true for networks, phone systems, servers, applications… (How many of you are running Windows 2000 and need to upgrade?) (more…)

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29West Live Technical Webinar

December 14, 15 or 17, 2009

Next Generation Networks for Messaging
10Gigabit Ethernet, Infiniband, and Related Technologies

Prices for technologies like 10Gigabit Ethernet and Infiniband are dropping rapidly and the new technologies are moving performance bottlenecks. With this in mind, we will be discussing the new networks as well as supporting technologies like kernel bypass.

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