Here is a some kind of follow-up to the previous article I posted a few days ago. After receiving a Core2Duo Q9500 @ 2.83GHz and 6GB, I proceeded to convert it into a trading machine using virtual images so I can have the possibility to deploy and recover my trading systems within minutes in case something fails or crashes by simply copy/pasting a file instead of going through all the hassle of reinstalling Windows and setting it up from scratch leaving your open trades unmanaged.
With this amount of power, I decided to make a virtual image of Windows 7 x64 Pro and run all my EA’s on it. I allowed the image to use 2 out of the 4 cores available and use 2GB RAM since its more than sufficient to run 4 different MT4 accounts on the same machine. You can easily get away with 1.5GB, but I like round numbers and 1GB is not enough.
This allowed me to finally put my EA’s to test and let them run 24/7. No not really, I still had one major issue, my stupid internet modem kept disconnecting me. Sometimes it would run fine for a few days, and sometimes it would disconnect me 20x in 1h. If you run EA’s and robots or have a trade manager, this is simply not something you can live with. At first I thought it was because there was too many devices at home and I had to throttle the bandwidth by scanning every MAC address from every device and put a script in my router to cap every device to its respective upload/download speed but the problem kept going on and I just had enough of this BS. I called my internet provider:
Me: I just need a new modem, forget about all the troubleshooting you want me to do, I did more than necessary and its all I need.
Tech Support: Ok sir, let me reset some port and we’ll see if its back on.
Me: No no, you don’t understand, we resetted the port many times, changed settings many times, I rewired my own apartment, wrote a script for bandwidth control by MAC address. The modem you gave me is 5-6 years old, I just want a new modem.
Tech Support: Ok sir, that’s fine I will not waste your time. Do you want to come pick the newest model at one of our location today?
Me: Yes sir, whats the address, when do you close and can you leave a note on my file?
So I got a brand new modem, its the bomb. I haven’t been disconnected once for almost 2 weeks now. My life changed. Hahahahah.
The following systems are running on my server 24/7. You have the live account and some backtest