VHDL or Verilog in FPGA for High Speed Automated Trading and HFT?

(Last Updated On: May 31, 2012)

VHDL or Verilog in FPGA for High Speed Automated Trading and HFT?

Your thoughts would be interesting to hear….

 

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Either shouldn’t make a significant difference as both can produce the same level of performance and the fpga or whatever it goes into makes a much bigger impact.

Does High Speed Automated Trading have enough parallel transactions to make it worth while? I would think just a high end general CPUs to be better, but I guess if you analyze multiple trades as one instead of individually that could be interesting over a general CPU… or are you going to do the whole communications layer too to shave every ns.

 

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I don’t know much about automated trading. But it is interested for me too hear about FPGA using in such tasks. Could you please describe more details about it? Thanks!

 

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Its done down to the communication layer. Mind you, this is not my space, but I know people who do this and they shave everything. At a high frequency trading conference last year, the vendor booths were a mix of bandwidth pipe and FPGAs.

here is a link
http://www.wallstreetandtech.com/2012-outlook/risk-tools

 

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