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Server for personal trading system

post #1 of 7
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Hi everyone,

I am going to build a server ( I am not sure should I user server to describe it) purely for person trading system. It is going to be a windows 7 64 bits ultimate version with latest .net C# and sql server.

My budget is below $1000 US dollars, and the focus is calculation speed and stability.

What cpu and other hardwares would you guys suggest?
post #2 of 7
Things you don't need:
A fast computer
A high end video card
More than two monitors

Things you do need:
A gigabit lan card
The fastest internet connection you can afford
Real time quotes
Two monitors.

All the graphics the trading houses supply are 2D.
What computer you use will have little noticeable effect on spreadsheet recalculation speed.
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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post #3 of 7
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Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

Things you don't need:
A fast computer
A high end video card
More than two monitors

Things you do need:
A gigabit lan card
The fastest internet connection you can afford
Real time quotes
Two monitors.

All the graphics the trading houses supply are 2D.
What computer you use will have little noticeable effect on spreadsheet recalculation speed.

My calculation is complicated and speed matter. I use a retail trading program to do backtest last night and it took over 10 hours, then the funny part was it finally hang. Better write my own trading program.
post #4 of 7
I can't imagine anyone selling a commercial program that takes 10 hours to do something.

Do you have a really slow computer now?
My System
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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My System
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
FX6300 Black M5A99X EVO R2.0 Nvidia GTS450 Team Vulcan PC3 12800 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Samsung 840 PRO Asus DRW-1608P (x2) Custom Water Cooling Win7 (Ult), Win 8.1 & Win Server 2012 R2 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
2 X Samsung 915N Ducky Shine III, Blue Cherry/Blue LEDs PCP&C 1kw Lian Li PC-71 (W/Window) 
MouseAudio
Logiteck G400s none 
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post #5 of 7
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Quote:
Originally Posted by billbartuska View Post

I can't imagine anyone selling a commercial program that takes 10 hours to do something.

Do you have a really slow computer now?

No, it takes over 3 millions calculation. My cpu is sandy bridge G620 with 3GB ram, not really outdated.
post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 
seem like people over here mainly just build computers for gaming...
post #7 of 7
Sounds like you're farming lots of historical data and using broad statistics to identify relationships. Am I on the right track?

You need lots of cache and RAM, I doubt high vector ops unless your doing integrations. Your current machine is probably taking 10 hours because you are probably not on an SSD, right? G620 and 3 GB is pretty crappy for SQL based stuff. Look into spending money on RAM and using a RAM drive if the data can fit. Socket 2011 based proc and Mobo wouldn't hurt w/ quad channel RAM.
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