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Application-ready server financial platforms

Application-ready server financial platforms

With high frequency trades being executed in microseconds, the ability to minimize the delay between market data arrival and issuing the trade is critical. These applications require ultra-low latency feed handling as well as ever-faster analysis/data correlation. Network Allies and BittWare, the leader in Altera-based FPGA COTS boards, have collaborated to provide application-ready server platforms specifically designed for High Frequency Trading and Financial Acceleration applications. These servers are equipped with the scalable performance and advanced reliability of Intel® Xeon® series processors, and support Microsoft® Windows® and Linux operating systems and VMware® virtualization.

BittWare’s ultra-low latency hardware is based on the industry-leading Altera Stratix® V FPGA and provides CPU offload, the highest performance transceivers, and available TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) and Financial IP. With maximum processing performance per watt to minimize energy and thermal requirements and 10GigE straight to the FPGA (no conversion to XAUI) for ultra-low latency, BittWare’s PCIe boards are ideal for applications in the High Frequency Trading and Financial Acceleration markets.

The Open Computing Language (OpenCL™) programming model is supported on Altera’s Stratix® V FPGA architecture and BittWare’s Stratix V FPGA COTS hardware, providing an incredibly powerful solution for system acceleration. OpenCL™ dramatically simplifies FPGA development by enabling designers to code their systems and algorithms in a high-level C-based framework.

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