Electronic Trading with FPGAs

June 30th, 2017 – Episode 5, Bob DiPietro, Solarflare

This morning Bob DiPietro was kind enough to call in and discuss the differences between Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips and general purpose x86 class CPUs. We chatted about their application in electronic trading, and how FPGAs offer the ultimate in network latency reduction, in some cases delivering over six times the performance of the fastest Intel Xeon processors. We also touched on toolchains, as well as Delegated TCP Send and A.N.T.S. for latency reduction.

NVMe Storage

June 9th, 2017 – Episode 2, Mark Zeller, XIO Technologies

Mark Zeller was our guest today, and we discussed NVMe Storage. Mark is the Senior Vice President of US Sales for X-IO Technology, with over three decades in storage sales he has really seen and done it all. We talked about Flash storage, performance, wear-out, price versus performance, NVMe_oF and closed with the secret ingredient that makes XIO Technologies secret sauce so special.

Electronic Trading

June 10th, 2017 – Episode 3, Bob Van Valzah, Sun Trading

Bob Van Valzah shared a piece of his Saturday with us to discuss Electronic Trading using a number of real-world examples. We kept the conversation intentionally light, and Bob explained how trading works in terms that nearly everyone should be able to comprehend. During our chat, we touched on high-frequency traders, market making, dark pools, what is arbitrage, and the race to zero. So sit back and learn a bit about how our markets work.

Hadoop and Security

June 8, 2017 – Episode 1, Ron Miller, Cloudwick

Ron Miller joined us today to go deep on Hadoop and Securing Hadoop Clusters. Ron is a member of the CTO staff at Cloudwick, and he’s been an industry leader in security for over two decades. I was fortunate enough to work with Ron for several years while he was with Solarflare, and we’ve remained friends since his departure. In 2015 we had the opportunity to work Black Hat and attend DEFCON together, and it was amazing to hear his perspective on the security products and events.

The Teaser

June 1, 2017 – Episode 0, The Technology Evangelist

For over three decades Scott has been focused on explaining computing in terms non-engineers can grasp. From convincing his parent in 1983 why he should spend $750 on TRS-80 Model III while still in college to how ultra-low latency networking plays a significant role in electronic stock trading.

The goal of this Podcast is to bring technology leaders to the mic to explain the latest innovations, sometimes in terms, everyone can understand. I can’t guarantee we won’t nerd out every now and then, it’s in our nature, but we will cover leading-edge technologies, and products often not discussed in more consumer focused forums.