NJ Server Farms Remake the US Financial Markets
1sockchuck writes “The engine of Wall Street has shifted from the stock exchange floor to data centers in New Jersey, where computer-driven trading now accounts for 56 percent of all trading activity, according to the New York Times. ‘While this Tron landscape is dominated by the titans of Wall Street, it affects nearly everyone who owns shares of stock or mutual funds, or who has a stake in a pension fund or works for a public company,’ the Times writes. ‘For better or for worse, part of your wealth, your livelihood, is throbbing through these wires.’ There are also photos of the data centers powering the high-speed trading operations, while 60 Minutes has video of a huge new ‘liquidity center’ run by the NYSE.”
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