Trading Technology Requirements

Trading Technology Requirements

Lightspeed Trader

We recommend the following minimum specifications to run the Lightspeed Trader:

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz or higher (dual core or better)
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
  • Operating System: Windows XP or later, OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Hard Drive: 300MB free space
  • Cable Modem or DSL with at least 5 Mbps download speed and at least 1 Mbps upload speed
  • Trading over Wi-Fi (wireless network connection) is not recommended

In order to obtain maximum performance, we recommend the following upgrades:

  • Processor: 2.4 GHz or higher (quad core or better)
  • Memory: 4 GB of RAM
  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later
  • Cable Modem or DSL with at least 10 Mbps download speed and at least 1 Mbps upload speed

Lightspeed Gateway

Our automated trading platform has the following server requirements:

  • Processor: 2 Intel® Xeon® E5504, 1.86Ghz, 4M Cache, Turbo, HT, 800MHz Max Mem (or faster)
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Hard Drive: At least 2 hard drives
  • Memory Cards: Minimum of 2 Network Interface Cards
  • Co-Location:  Available in the NASDAQ Data Center in Cataret, NJ

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