Unigroup's May 2012 Meeting Announcement

The Hunt for the Lowest Network Latency

Jason Tesarz, Senior Director of Engineering,

Thursday, 17-MAY-2012      (** Regular 3rd Thursday **)

The Cooper Union
School of Engineering   (*** NEW BUILDING ***)
41 Cooper Square    (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
East Village, Manhattan
New York City, 10003
Meeting Room: 506_CS   (5th Floor, Note: Room Changes Month-to-Month)
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6:15 - 6:30 PM Registration
6:30 - 6:45 PM Ask the Wizard - Questions, Answers and Current Events
6:45 - 7:00 PM Unigroup Business
7:00 - 9:30 PM Main Presentation

Please see the Fee Schedule below.


Unigroup's May 2012 General Meeting will be a discussion about Network Latency in Financial Trading Systems... where to look for it, how to monitor it, and what you can do to mitigate it.


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      The Cooper Union  (http://www.cooper.edu)
      School of Engineering  (*** New Building ***)
      41 Cooper Square (3rd Avenue @ 7th Street, between 6th & 7th Streets)
      East Village, Manhattan
      New York City, 10003
      Meeting Room: ** (See Above, Room May Change Month-to-Month)

   Located on the East side of Cooper Square.  Look for the
   new building with the non-traditional appearance.
   Entrance is at the corner of 3rd Avenue and 7th Street.

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   Nearest mass transit stations are:
     '6'           to Astor Place (stops right at The Cooper Union),
                   then walk 1 block East and 1 block South.
     'R'           to 8th Street, then walk about 2 blocks East
                   then 1 block South.
     '4/5/6/R/N/Q' to Union Square, then walk South and East.
     'B/D/F/V'     to Broadway-Lafayette, then walk North and East.

   Free street parking in the area becomes available at 6pm.

   There are also parking lots on Broadway, at (or just south of)
     Astor Place (8th Street).


Topic: The Hunt for the Lowest Network Latency

Introduction & Description of Talk:

TorreyPoint will be giving a talk on low latency networks and measurement, geared towards Financial Trading System environments. Topics to include: where latency can occur and things that can be done to mitigate it.

Outline of Talk:

If time permits, TorreyPoint may describe the inner workings of Juniper Routers and their JUNOS Operating System, and how this relates to a low latency environment:

References & Web Resources:

   TorreyPoint High Frequency Trading Network Latency Sources Chart:



Jason Tesarz, Senior Director of Engineering, TorreyPoint:

Jason leads the engineering team for TorreyPoint and has a diverse background working with Service Providers, Enterprises and Financials. He is a recognized expert in deploying and managing projects related to low latency networks, especially in a HFT environment. In addition, Jason has worked with numerous financial institutions on projects related to audit and regulatory compliance and has in-depth and intimate knowledge of data center and NAC deployment.

Jason comes to TorreyPoint after Defigo Systems, a company he co-founded, was acquired by TorreyPoint in January 2011. Jason's networking career started while still a high school student, as a Quality Assurance Engineer at Healtheon. Jason's career continued to grow and evolve and he has held several networking positions with various companies including, working as a Quality Assurance Engineer at Neoteris and as a Sr. Security Consultant for Juniper. Jason attended State University of New York at Buffalo and has certifications in JNCIA-AC, JNCIS-FWV, JNCIA-SEC, JNCIS-ER, and JNCIA-ES.


Torrey Point Group LLC is a thriving Information Systems Consultancy providing customers with design, implementation and support for their next generation networks. The company's "best-in-class" philosophy drives our business direction and support for their next generation networks. The company's "best-in-class" philosophy drives our business direction and extends across our people, our vendor partners and our processes.

TorreyPoint's innovation in network and security architecture, deployment and managed services results in secure, scalable and transparent networks that solve business problems and increase operational efficiency. Through a legacy of success in Education, Financial Services, Gaming & Hospitality, Government, Technology, Service Provider, Transportation and Utilities, we have gained the critical domain expertise needed to optimize our clients' network performance.

TorreyPoint has been "Enabling the Innovation Economy" since 2005. This privately held company is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California with locations in New York, Boston, Denver, Phoenix, Philadelphia, Chicago and Dallas.

For information about TorreyPoint, visit: http://www.torreypoint.com.


Addison-Wesley Professional/Prentice Hall PTR, and O'Reilly have been kind enough to provide us with review copies of some of their books, which we will continue to raffle off as giveaways at our meetings. The publishers always ask that the persons receiving the books provide a review and/or feedback about their books.

Unigroup would like to thank both companies for the support provided by their User Group programs.

As always, all of the books will be available for review at the start of the meeting.

We have some Solaris Related CD-ROMs from our friends at the local NYC Sun Microsystems Office.


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Complimentary Food and Refreshments will be served. This includes "wraps" such as turkey, roast beef, chicken, tuna and grilled vegetables as well as assorted salads (potato, tossed, pasta, etc), cookies, brownies, bottled water and assorted beverages.

TorreyPoint will be sponsoring the food service for this meeting. Thanks TorreyPoint!

Please join us for this meeting, you won't want to miss it!

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