Dell Accelerates Servers For High Frequency Algo Trading

Dell has developed a speed edge for high frequency traders (HFT). The computer company has created firmware, the Dell Processor Acceleration Technology, for several of its high end Intel-based servers. It allows users to increase the speed of PowerEdge R620, R720 and R720xd servers with the Intel E5-2690 processor by 13 to 31 percent just through downloading a free BIOS update.

…Coming from Dell whose dull gray commodity computers were probably a major impetus behind the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) movement by users who wanted something more attractive to work on, is something of a surprise, but Barris says Dell is an HFT powerhouse.