auto trading server machine spec

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mnnpb, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. mnnpb


    Hi, I am getting one Dell R610 Rack server to create 3 VMs for 3 users to run their automated trading systems. I am not sure if this spec is good enough to cover those three users.

    CPU: Intel Xeon E5630 2.53Ghz, 12M Cache,Turbo, HT, 1066MHz Max Mem (2 Quad cores)
    Memory: 48GB
    HARD DRIVE: (146GB *6)

    Thanks, np
  2. It all depends on the type of data and platform you are going to use. Where will your data be coming from? Do you have to call for it or is it UDP/force-fed? What execution platform are you going to be using? Sterling for example is single threaded so that lower clock speed will hurt you while the extra cores will not help.

    You seem to be going overkill on the RAM. What OS will you be running? 64-bit I hope… Most users will not use or consume more than 3-4 GB RAM so for three users 12GB is probably good enough, 36gb is probably good to overkill. 48 seems crazy with those CPUs.