Automated Trading Imperatives
See how to gain a competitive advantage in High-Performance Trading. (5:44 min)
High-Performance Trading Architecture Poster
A graphical overview of the High-Performance Trading Fabric.
Automated Trading Imperatives
New Performance Benchmarks for HPT Platforms
Today's High-Performance Trading (HPT) platforms need to accommodate variables such as microbursts and congestion without performance degradation.
The Cisco Algo Speed solution - featuring the Cisco Nexus 3548 with Cisco Algo Boost technology - brings record-setting performance to HPT infrastructure. Its network-access speed helps accelerate critical functions such as market data delivery, price discovery, and best-trade execution.
Cisco Algo Boost technology is a groundbreaking network innovation that offers the highest speed, visibility, and monitoring capabilities in the network industry. This new technology can enable network-access performance as low as 190 nanoseconds, establishing new performance benchmarks for Ethernet switching.
Cisco Algo Boost capabilities combine to give trading participants greater control and visibility at peak opportunity times worldwide.
Key benefits include:
- A scalable architecture that helps enable greater business agility and intelligence
- Ultra-low-latency performance with the reliability of the Cisco Nexus switching platform
- Greater visibility and control with the Cisco Nexus 3548, the first switch with integrated Algo Boost technology
- Proactive management of market volatility
- Granular real-time monitoring to detect congestion, and
- Precision timing accuracy for highly synchronized trading strategies
Cisco Algorithm Boost Technology
The new Cisco Nexus 3548 offers Algo Boost capabilities along with exceptional visibility and latency less than 250 nanoseconds.Learn More
- Algo Speed HFT Solution Overview (PDF - 1.6 MB)
A comprehensive solution providing low-latency without data loss serving the intense requirements of high-performance trading clients.
- High-Performance Automated Trading Network Architecture White Paper (PDF - 314 KB)
Explore considerations to implementing a low-latency network and key misconceptions when evaluating the suitability of network platforms for automated trading businesses.
- The Right Road to High-Frequency Trading (PDF - 850 KB)
A low-latency trading infrastructure is a must for high-frequency trading. DWT discusses with Cisco how firms can rely on current third-party low-latency infrastructure to bring high-frequency trading within reach.
- Microbursts Present Big Issues for High-Speed Traders (PDF - 828 KB)
Dow Jones looks at microbursts and how they can temporarily saturate a trading network to the extent that orders are delayed, or worse yet, lost altogether.
- Platform Testing for Trading(4:34 min)
Learn how to choose the right network platform for your trading environment.
- Why Nominal Latency is Not Enough (16:04 min)
Cisco Fellow Silvano Gai speaks about the principles of switch architectures, buffer capacity, and platform latency.
- Ensuring Real-World Low-Latency When it Counts: When You Make Your Real Money (Registration Required)
Discover how to optimize high-performance trading and help ensure real-world low-latency when it counts. This webcast features representatives from Cisco, Solace, and TowerGroup.
- Cisco Nexus 3548 Switch Performance Validation (Spirent) (PDF - 894 KB)
An independent lab test validates the performance of the Cisco Nexus 3548 under different traffic load and profiles.
- Feature Comparison for Cisco Nexus 3000, 5500/2000 Series Switches (PDF - 190 KB)
A matrix comparing features of Cisco Nexus switches to features of competitive products.
- Cisco Nexus 5010 and Arista 7124S Network Switches Comparison conducted by Principled Technologies (PDF - 542 KB)
Principled Technologies examines how well Cisco Nexus 5010 and Arista 7124S handle a TCP traffic workload that can lead to a severe impact on TCP transmission rates and transaction times.
- Cisco Nexus 5000 and Arista 7100 conducted by Miercom (PDF - 1.3 MB)
This competitive switch benchmark, performed by Miercom, proves that Cisco delivers low-latency capabilities while supporting over 25 times the burst capacity of the competition. The test includes both 24-port and 48-port switch performance results.
- STAC-M2 Benchmark of Cisco Nexus 5000 and 29West LBM running on Cisco UCS C-Class Server (Registration Required)
A rigorous industry benchmark, performed by STAC, providing key performance metrics such as latency, throughput, power efficiency, and CPU/memory consumption for market data messaging.
- Cisco Nexus 5010, Solace 3260 Content Router and Solarflare SolarStorm Adapter (PDF - 594 KB)
This test, conducted by Solace, demonstrates consistent low-latency performance numbers for a market data distribution.
- Cisco Nexus 5000, Cisco Catalyst 4900M and Solace Content Routers (PDF - 1.6 MB)
This series of tests, conducted by Cisco and Solace, simulates a high frequency trading environment, with "bursty" traffic, variable message sizes, and high message volumes.
- 29West Messaging Performance on Cisco Nexus 5000 10-Gigabit Ethernet (PDF - 357 KB)
This test, performed by 29West, highlights the latency and throughput performance of the company's Latency Busters Messaging on 10-gigabit Ethernet.
- Cisco Nexus 5000 with Thomson Reuters RMDS on Intel Dunnington conducted by STAC
This test, performed by STAC, shows the optimal middleware and hardware configurations to improve the throughput of the Reuters RMDS.
- Cisco Nexus 3548 Active Buffer Monitoring
Register to learn about active buffer monitoring technologies that provide rich buffer histograms per port with up to ten nanosecond granularity.
- 29West Ultra Messaging IPC Performance with the Cisco Unified Computing System
Register to learn about a testing effort by Cisco and 29West that highlights the kind of next-generation performance that is achievable in the ultra competitive world of high-frequency electronic trading.
- Managing Performance in Financial Trading Networks
Register to learn about performance targets in financial trading networks and the benefits CorvilNet provides with reference to a market-data dissemination environment.
- Low-Latency Market Data
Register to hear about a comprehensive approach on how to make a rational decision on the purchase of bandwidth for market data.
- Inter-Party Latency Management White Paper (PDF - 240 KB)
Adopt a joint approach to latency management to allow all parties to overcome the technical obstacles that currently hinder end-to-end visibility.
- Cisco with Mellanox: A Reliable and Low-Latency Data Center Infrastructure White Paper (PDF - 439 KB)
Cisco UCS Servers with Mellanox ConnectX EN with RoE and the Cisco Nexus family of switches deliver the performance, reliability, lossless and low-latency features demanded by today's data centers.
Below are the technology companies that work with Cisco on the Algo Speed HFT solution:
- 29West (Now a part of Informatica)
29West offers the most-flexible and lowest-latency messaging solutions in the industry. Whether you require a streaming messaging model or have a need for persistence and delivery confirmation.
- 29West Messaging Performance on Cisco Nexus 5000 10-Gigabit Ethernet (PDF - 356 KB)
Recognized as a technology innovator, Corvil offers CorvilNet, a leading latency management system in financial markets providing always-on monitoring, trouble-shooting and optimization analysis for electronic trading and market data applications.
- Managing Performance in Financial Trading Networks White Paper (PDF - 431 KB)
- Low-Latency Market Data White Paper (PDF - 1.9 MB)
- Inter-Party Latency Management White Paper (PDF - 240 KB)
- NYSE Technologies
NYSE Technologies Data Fabric is a leading platform for low-latency, high-throughput market data messaging. By fundamentally changing the approach to middleware, Data Fabric simultaneously benefits from, and maximizes the power of modern, multi-core CPUs with fast memory access.
- Thomson Reuters
The Reuters Market Data System (RMDS) platform supports huge throughputs of data for automated trading environments and front-office dealing rooms that demand the fastest possible access to up-to-the-minute market data.
- Thomson Reuters Partner Profile (PDF - 1.8 MB)
- Solace Systems
Solace Systems is a leading provider of messaging middleware that routes high volumes of messages with very low latency.
- Ensuring Real-world Low Latency When it Counts: When You Make Your Real Money
The Nexus and Catalyst switches provide the connectivity for trading applications and market data infrastructure.
- Cisco Nexus 3548 At-A-Glance (PDF - 518 KB)
Read an overview of the new Algo Boost-powered Cisco Nexus 3548 Switch.
- Cisco Nexus 3000 Series Switches
With innovative Algo Boost technology, these switches provide exceptional performance, visibility, and control for High-Performance Trading environments.
- Cisco Nexus 5000 Series Switches
The Cisco Nexus® 5000 Series Switches delivers an innovative 10 Gigabit architecture to simplify data center transformation by enabling a high-performance, standards-based, ethernet unified fabric.
- Cisco Nexus 7000 Series Switches
The Cisco Nexus 7000 Series is a modular switching system designed to deliver 10 Gigabit Ethernet and unified fabric in the data center.
- Cisco Unified Computing System
The Cisco Unified Computing System is a next-generation data center platform that unites compute, network, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive system designed to reduce total cost of ownership (TCO) and increase business agility.