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 server solutions has increased tremendously since the advent of algorithmic trading. A competitive edge is now determined by milliseconds 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 intense activity. These attributes require an agile and high-performing infrastructure that supports today’s best-execution requirements and addresses the enormous volumes and surges of data associated with periods of market volatility.

XENON High Frequency Trading Servers

XENON has a strong track record in providing innovative HFT server solutions to leading firms in global financial markets. These solutions are:

  • Designed specifically for low latency trading and this is achieved by selecting best of breed components
  • 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 loss
  • 24 x 7 Global Onsite Warranty Support

 

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XENON HFT Servers & Low-latency Product Information
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Leading-edge 1U server technology designed expressly to meet the low latency needs of HFT and FX traders. Equipped to accommodate all your needs when it comes to FPGA, GPUs and networking cards.

  • Up to 3.79GHz clock speed with 10 cores active
  • Dual Intel® Xeon® E5 processors
  • Up to 40% performance boost
  • Support for NVMe SDD support
  • Redundant power & cooling

Ideal for applications requiring 8 processor cores running at up to 4.6GHz. Compact 1U form factor that enables customers to stack up to 40x servers in a standard 42U rack.

  • Up to 4.6GHz clock speed with 8 cores active
  • Single Intel® Core™ i7-5960X (8 cores 20MB Smart Cache)
  • 30% performance boost
  • Redundant power & cooling

Delivers unparalleled performance for High Frequency Trading requiring 4 processor cores running at up to 4.8GHz.

  • Up to 4.8GHz clock speed with 4 cores active
  • Single Intel® Core™ i7 processor (4 cores 8MB Smart Cache)
  • 18% performance boost
  • Integrated out of band IPMI management
  • Redundant power & cooling

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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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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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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