High Performance Architectures

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How do you get a Java based platform to process tens of millions of transactions a day in an average of under 3 milliseconds each? Processing half of the world’s oil transactions as well as US natural gas, sugar, coffee, financial index markets and more, the ICE platform and has entrenched ICE as a leader in the world of Futures and Options. Edwin Marcial will discuss the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) Trading Platform architecture and how it has become the fastest trading platform in the commodities industry.

Edwin Marcial

Edwin Marcial is a Senior Vice President and the Chief Technology Officer for the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Mr. Marcial has over 17 years of experience in the technology industry architecting and developing software systems. His experiences include 4 years working with Harris Energy Control Systems division where he was part of a team developing state-of-the-art distributed energy management systems. He joined Continental Power Exchange (CPEX) in 1996 and in 1998 his technical vision led to the design of an Internet based distributed commodity trading system that would evolve to become the ICE trading platform. In 2000, CPEX became the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE) and the ICE Trading System was launched. Today Mr. Marcial leads a team of very talented technologists as they continue to enhance the ICE’s core trading, clearing and data systems and build new applications for the advancement of the Intercontinental Exchange. In 2007, Mr. Marcial was named the Georgia Corporate CIO of the Year, and in 2009 he was named as one of InfoWorld’s top 25 CTOs. Mr. Marcial holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Florida’s College of Engineering.