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NT8 Benchmarking with Community Ranking ?

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Has anyone developed a set of standard tasks for benchmarking NT8 yet?
I'd like to know where my setup might rank within the community?

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Has anyone developed a set of standard tasks for benchmarking NT8 yet?
I'd like to know where my setup might rank within the community?

Do you mean benchmarking NT8 against other trading platforms?

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No, just different hardware running the same NT8 benchmark.
Just to see what is possible.

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No, just different hardware running the same NT8 benchmark.
Just to see what is possible.

Okay, but then I suspect to benchmark in the way you are thinking you would need to have everyone with exactly the same number of charts, indicators, data feed, etc. as - the way I understand it - NT8 can be sensitive in terms of performance according to how much stuff you have loaded.

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Yep, that's exactly it.
I was thinking with Ninjatraders' own data feed.

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I wish the ulitization monitor would show ram usage and not just ms

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Yep, that's exactly it.
I was thinking with Ninjatraders' own data feed.

Performance is of interest, but round trip time to the brokerage can put a bottleneck in place that makes your workstation performance irrelevant.

Mine's about 17 ms. I use the Ninjatrader Brokerage and am about 100 miles from their servers in Chicago. If I set up a straddle when a report's about to come out, same strategy using Sim101 and using my live account, the Sim account almost always makes 10-20 ticks. Live account almost always doesn't get filled at all.

My computer uses 64-bit Win 10, has 32GB of RAM and a 3.8GHz Quad-core processor. I routinely have 13 NT windows open, with 9 having charts, usually with 3 instruments. Most have few indicators, but some have several on each instrument, including a relative volume indicator that's constantly averaging the current minute's volume over the last 60 days. All that going on and it is very responsive, even running backtesting in a Strategy Analyzer window. No slowing down, except if I load volume footprints, and even then only when the chart is first being drawn.

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