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HFT firms explore submersion cooling for added efficiency

High-frequency trading firms and banks could improve their trading performance by up to 30% and increase reliability of their systems in co-location data facilities by using so-called ‘submersion cooled’ technology, according an interview with the co-founder of manufacturer Hardcore Computers by High-Frequency Trading Review (HFTR).

As if to demonstrate just how cutting edge it is, the patented technology has been dubbed ‘Liquid Blade’. It is currently at the proof-of-concept stage with a number of banks and other co-location firms. Hardcore has already secured agreements with NYSE and Equinix data centres to house Liquid Blade, co-founder Chad Attlesey tells HFTR. Attlesey developed the concept in his basement. In the same HFTR interview, Chris Butler, business development manager at Supermicro UK...

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