Proprietary Day Trading Computer Equipment and Configuration Recommendations

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Trading Floor Equipment and Configuration Recommendations

 Typical Trader Workstation:

  • Run Windows 7 Professional
  • Have a Dual Monitor capable video card with 512MB RAM
  • 2x  20″ or bigger LCD Monitor
  • Have minimum 4GB of Ram

Sample Configuration:

  • Make: Dell
  • Model: Optiplex 760CPU: Core Duo 3.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4.0 GB Mini
  • Video:  Nvidia GeForce 8400GS dual-output PCI-Express 2.0 card

Operating System: Windows 7 Professional Edition

2.    Network Wiring Infrastructure must be Cat 5e or Cat6.
3.    2 Cisco 2800 Series Routers.  Configured for HSRP for Redundancy (see diagram below)
-Lower end Small business Linksys routers will also do the work, but Cisco routers are always recommended.
4.    Gigabit Network Switch with enough ports to cover all network, computer and server equipment on site.
5.    2 internet lines from different vendors.
•    Primary line must be at least 10Mbps download and upload
•    Backup line can be from the local cable provider
6.    At least 5minutes UPS power backup for server equipment on site to prevent long reboots (Down time) by routers, switches and servers.
7.    If You are planning to have email on your domain ([email protected]) and email surveillance system is recommended.
•    Barracuda Message Archiver  (
8.    A Camera Surveillance system is recommended.
9.    Wall Mounted LCD Televisions

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