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According to its New Jersey-based operator, Hibernia Atlantic, the $300 million Project Express will be 5.2 milliseconds faster than the AC-1, with an execution time of 59.6 milliseconds. That will make Project Express the world’s fastest transatlantic cable when it opens in 2013 and the first to achieve round-trip trading speeds of less than 60 milliseconds. Unless someone beats them to it.

As of this morning, it appears someone will. A small company called Perseus Telecom, in partnership with a subsidiary of India’s big telecom company, Reliance Communications, has announced the launch of QuanTA, a fiber-optic cable stretching from Long Island to the U.K. with an expected round-trip execution time of less than 60 milliseconds by the end of 2012.

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I wonder if any gaming servers will get to use this cable?
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Yeah I know some people that used to make algorithms for HFT companies. Pretty crazy stuff latency is really key. Who ever has the lowest ping kinda wins.
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It kind of shows how out of hand robo trading is getting.....
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I wonder if any gaming servers will get to use this cable?

Most definitely not.
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It kind of shows how out of hand robo trading is getting.....

I don't see it as 'getting out of hand' at all - it fulfills a specific purpose: reducing average volatility. Yes it has problems, but fewer than allowing humans to do it.
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Computer trading like this is ridiculous. It's all about the micro-transactions and some blame this behavior for the global economic collapse.
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