Posts about Raman Amplification

Certain local and storage area network (LAN and SAN) applications have such severe intolerance of packet delay that even deploying the latest and greatest network interface cards, high-capacity core network switches and multi-core servers will not necessarily ensure that required performance characteristics are achieved. Delivering ultra-low latency in connecting data centers demands its own targeted strategy.
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So, in the drive to wring even the tiniest inkling of latency from your trading network, you’ve painstakingly identified the shortest routes between trading venues, information feeds and co-location facilities. Cognizant that eliminating a mile of physical fiber on these routes translates into a 16-microsecond savings in roundtrip latency (and that the difference between winning and losing deals in contemporary electronic trading is measured in much smaller increments), you’ve mapped routes that bypass as many detours under roads and up and down manholes as possible.
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