Hi speed trading - hi speed monitoring

Jay Ashworth jra at baylink.com
Fri Feb 17 15:30:33 UTC 2012

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Paul Graydon" <paul at paulgraydon.co.uk>

> Anecdotally, I had an interview years ago for a small-ish futures
> trading company based in London. The interviewer had to pause the
> interview part way through whilst he investigated a 10ms latency spike
> that the traders were noticing on a short point-to-point fiber link to
> the London Stock Exchange. He commented that the traders were far
> better at 'feeling' when an connection was showing even a trace of lag
> compared to normal than anything he'd set up by way of monitoring (not
> sure how good his monitoring was, though.)

This was my experience in a callcenter as well; network type problem reports
always came in from the floor managers before Nagios came forth with an 

-- jra
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