High-Frequency Trading (HFT) also known as Algorithmic Trading has become an important function within global financial markets. Trading volumes are on the rise and HFT is the largest contributor. Speed is the most important differentiator in HFT. Therefore, it is critical to establish the lowest possible latency between processing environments.

The demand for low-latency trading servers has increased tremendously since the advent of algorithmic, proprietary, derivatives and quantitative trading firms. A competitive edge is now determined by nanoseconds and microseconds. Speed is important to sophisticated market participants because it impacts the profitability of their innovative trading strategies.

Equally critical is the ability to outperform competitors during peak periods of market activity. These attributes require an agile and high-performing infrastructure that supports today’s best-execution software applications and addresses the enormous volumes and surges of market data associated with periods of high volatility.

Extreme High Frequency Trading Servers

XENON has a strong track record of providing highly reliable 1U trading servers and low-latency solutions to leading HFT firms in global financial markets. These solutions are:

  • Designed specifically for low-latency trading and this is achieved by selecting best of breed components for our 1U HFT Servers
  • Designed for maximum performance due to CPU and memory over-clocking
  • Tested extensively for durability to ensure 24 x 7 operating time
  • A scalable architecture with predictable performance that adjusts to meet business requirements
  • Equipped to handle extremely volatile periods of market activity without downtime
  • XENON’s eXtreme HFT Servers are currently being deployed globally e.g. USA (CME, New York, Secaucus, Weehawken, Mahwah, Carteret), London (Basildon, Slough), Germany (Frankfurt), South Korea (Busan & Seoul), Japan (JPX), Singapore (SGX), China (Shanghai, Dalian, Zhengzhou), Taiwan (TAIFEX), Hong Kong (HKEX), Dubai (DGCX), Canada (Toronto), Israel (Tel Aviv) and Australia (ALC/ASX)
  • 24 x 7 Global Onsite Support Partner


Please click on the following links to download XENON’s eXtreme HFT Servers datasheet:
XENON HFT Servers & Low-latency Products
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Greater reliability and expandability

  • New cooling subsystem that delivers over 20% improvement
  • Overclocked up to 4.9GHz with 18Cores Active
  • Supporting up to 4 adapters – 2x double width FHFL + 1x FHFL
  • Optimised BIOS & Linux OS to deliver deterministic low jitter latency

Highest clock speed 4Core HFT server

  • Overclocked up to 5.2GHz with 4Cores Active
  • Hyper-speed Frequency (CPU): Up to 5.2GHz
  • Single Intel® Core™ i7-7740X (Kaby Lake-X) 4Cores 8MB Cache 112W
  • Memory: 2 x 16GB DDR4-3200MHz Non-ECC UDIMM (Max: 64GB)

Well-balanced core and clock speed HFT server

  • Overclocked up to 5.0GHz with 10Cores Active
  • Hyper-speed Frequency (CPU): Up to 5.0GHz
  • Single Intel® Core™ i9-7900X (Skylake-X) 10Cores 13.75MB L3 Cache 140W
  • Memory: 2 x 16GB DDR4-3200MHz Non-ECC UDIMM (Max: 128GB)

Highest core count HFT server

  • Overclocked up to 4.8GHz with 18Cores Active
  • Hyper-speed Frequency (CPU): Up to 4.8GHz
  • Single Intel® Core™ i9-7980XE (Skylake-X) 18Cores 24.75MB Cache 165W
  • Memory: 2 x 16GB DDR4-3200MHz Non-ECC UDIMM (Max: 128GB)

XENON Packet Capture Appliance

XENON Packet Capture is a zero-packet loss real-time capture and storage solution for trading, MiFID II compliance, big data analysis, network performance monitoring, and data retention. With standard NICs, servers have trouble keeping up with 10GBE and 40GBE networks. Packets are inevitably lost making it impossible to conduct 100% accurate analysis and time-stamped storage.

XENON Packet Capture integrates both hardware and software for reliable time-stamped capture and storage of data from a variety of high-speed networks. Applications include troubleshooting, regulatory compliance, monitoring service level agreements, security analytics, network forensics, record keeping, performance monitoring and tuning.

XENON Packet Capture provides 100% lossless capture up to 40GbE coupled with an open architecture for third party applications and export to on-premise and cloud storage systems.

For more information please contact Sunil Khanna at sunilk@xenon.com.au or +61 3 9549 1141 or visit this page.

XENON Packet Capture Appliance

Solarflare Ethernet Solutions

Solarflare offers customers the lowest latency networking solutions for electronic/high frequency trading and other financial services applications with its high-performance 10GbE server adapters and OpenOnload® application acceleration middleware. These products enable customers to leverage their existing Ethernet and IP infrastructures while achieving the absolute lowest latency with no need to modify applications.

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CSPi Ethernet Solutions

Accelerate Your Application With High Performance, Full Function Network Interfaces

The Myricom ARC Series of 10GbE network adapters provides a high throughput, low-latency network interface, with extremely accurate timestamping at line rate and zero packet loss, all in a cost-effective package.

They lead the industry in value pricing, zero loss reliability and user-defined functionality.

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Arista Ethernet Solutions

Arista’s award-winning platforms, ranging in Ethernet speeds from 10 to 100 gigabits per second, redefine scalability, agility and resilience. Arista has shipped more than five million cloud networking ports worldwide with CloudVision and EOS, an advanced network operating system. Committed to open standards, Arista is a founding member of the 25/50GbE consortium. Arista delivers the most efficient and best performing 10Gb Ethernet platforms.

The Arista High Frequency Trading Architecture can help clients increase their competitive advantage by:

  • Lowering the latency on trading applications
  • Scalable and deterministic multicast messaging
  • Partnering with industry leaders on the network interface, market data feed, and trading applications

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Metamako Switches

MetaConnect’s high performance signal recovery and regeneration makes it possible to use a range of lower-cost third-party SFP/SFP+ modules (refer to our FAQ). You are not locked into a single supplier. MetaConnect’s state of the art signal integrity circuitry means that it can use almost any SFP/SFP+ including long-range multi-mode (LRM) as well as passive and active direct-attach copper cables, which can deliver significant cost savings.

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Exablaze Ethernet Solutions

Exablaze is a dedicated supplier of low latency switches and network interface cards. Exablaze’s portfolio consists of layer 2 switches (with the new Exalink Fusion) and Network Interface Cards (the ExaNIC range). All products are modular and up-gradable, hence securing your current and future technology investment.

Exablaze’s origins start from the financial market, more specifically the HFT market segment, an environment where latency demands are rigorous. Today Exablaze switches and NIC’s can be found in a variety of market segments that require low latency performance such as telecommunications, high performance computing, big data and cloud computing.

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Mellanox Programmable Adapters

Mellanox adapters and acceleration software deliver this performance on mainstream open source solutions and offer highly accurate sub-microsecond time synchronization, enabling financial firms to maximize their efficiency and return on investment.

Mellanox is the world’s leading provider of high speed Ethernet solutions, with 10/40GbE adapter cards, and now the first 25/50/100GbE adapter cards, and performance enhancing messaging accelerator software and is committed to ensuring that its solutions meet the highest standards of interoperability and openness.

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MRV Communications - Multiplexing & DWDN Solutions

MRV Communications is a global supplier of packet and optical solutions that power the world’s largest networks. Our products combine innovative hardware with intelligent software to make networks smarter, faster and more efficient. MRV Fiber Driver OMSP redefines ultra low-latency, high-capacity optical transport for high-frequency trading networks. Providing not only conventional solutions, Fiber Driver’s additional ultra low-latency solutions are exponentially faster and occupy less space and consume less power per gigabit than any other transport platform.

All these benefits come without forfeiting performance, link redundancy or advanced manageability. With unique,continuous performance monitoring metrics and built-in SLA assurance tools, MRV’s Fiber Driver sets the standard by offering high-performance and ultra low-latency in the same transport platform.

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Spectracom Network Time Server

SecureSync® combines Spectracom’s precision master clock technology and secure network-centric approach with a compact modular hardware design in a 1RU chassis to bring you a powerful, scalable and flexible time server. It supports a wide variety of network synchronization and management protocols.

SecureSync is a security-hardened network appliance designed to meet rigorous network security standards and best practices. It ensures tamper-proof management and extensive logging. Robust network protocols are used to allow for easy but secure configuration.

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IBM's OpenPOWER LC servers

Get the flexibility you need for seamless datacenter and cloud integration while achieving new insights faster through acceleration. OpenPOWER servers are different by design – engineered at every level to be more powerful and open than anything else you can get. You don’t have to rip and replace your existing infrastructure to transform your business, just put your most data intensive analytics workloads on the servers that were born to run them.

Servers born to run data intensive analytic workloads:

Solve data-intensive business challenges

Faster insights for data intensive deployments like supply chain optimization, agile asset management, fraud prevention and enterprise data management.

Drive datacenter efficiency

Compatible with your existing datacenter and superior price-performance for data analytics workloads.

Speed up innovation

Get the accelerated insights you need to disrupt your industry—without disrupting your business.

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For technical support or faults on any XENON HFT Server, please contact hftsupport@xenon.com.au.