Trading Technology Requirements

Trading Technology Requirements

Lightspeed Trader

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

  • Processor: 2.4+ GHz Intel Core-i3 – or – AMD A6 Series or better
  • Memory: 6 GB of RAM
  • Operating System: 64 bit OS, Windows 7 or later, OSX 10.8 (Mountain Lion) or later
  • Resolution: 1024 x 768
  • Hard Drive: 300MB free space
  • Cable Modem or DSL with at least 10 Mbps download speed and at least 2 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: 3.0+ GHz Intel Core-i7 – or – AMD A10 Series or better
  • Memory: 8 GB of RAM
  • Operating System: 64 bit OS, Windows Only: Windows 10 or later
  • Hard Drive: 300MB free space (systems with SSD hard drive perform considerably better overall)
  • Cable Modem or DSL with at least 15 Mbps download speed and at least 3 Mbps upload speed
  • Trading over WiFi (wireless network connection) is not recommended

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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