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Packet Processors Offer Performance and Flexibility for Low-Latency HFT Applications

June 25, 2012 Comments (0)           

Abstract
High frequency trading (HFT) in the financial arena is placing continued demand for the reduction of latencies in the monitoring of stock trades, application of trend analysis algorithms and execution of trading orders. The traditional use of network interface cards uses field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) to offload the host processor. This approach achieves the goal of reducing latency, but presents challenges to the incorporation of frequent industry and regulatory updates. An...