Investigating Co-location

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by abattia, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. If I want to measure:

    1) how long it takes quotes from my broker to reach my trading computer, and

    2) how long it takes my orders to travel from my trading computer to my broker’s order servers

    ... how do I do this?

    Is it a question of "pinging" the IP address/addresses of my broker's quote/order servers, or is there more to it than that?

    [Once I know how to do this, I am hoping to be able to investigate how much better I could do by co-locating nearer my broker ...]