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re: softsys vps review

Thanks for the info, I have some comments -

I'm just using twsstart as a wrapper to start IB GW (and NOT storing any credentials therein).
The related tool IBGW4NT pops up and changes the window title of IBGW to appear as TWS - this works great.

I got the 'double RAM' deal by luck, thanks to your initial review posting (thanks!)

I see that several times (during busy loads on the 'real' hardware underneath?), that upon NT7 order execution, the NT windows can 'hang' for up to 10s. In one case, I'd already been stopped out, unable to do anything while the windows were frozen. During this time, Windows Task manager showed the load on my VPS to be <50%. If this happens frequently, it will be a deal-killer.
Maybe if it were on SSD, or a faster core (this appears to be a 2GHz AMD Opteron), I might not have the problem.

The ZerOne hosting does look like better hardware. One concern would be that it's Dallas based, so the ping times to Chicago/NY may be higher than for softsys. (note: there's a 10% discount at the moment, maybe better deals pop up as well)

I haven't seen the details on NT8 being higher footprint - I just had heard them saying it's altogether improved vs NT7, so would have hoped for a smaller footprint for the same load.

Hopefully others can be helped from our discussion here.

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