What this CPU Technology Innovation has To offer?

Banking CIO Outlook | Sunday, January 05, 2020

This software-only implementation is leveraging high-speed CPU technology to cut costs.

FREMONT, CA: A global provider of real-time, multi-asset financial market data and solutions, ACTIV Financial, has launched a software ticker plant and a content management platform, which capitalizes on advances in CPU technology and kernel-bypass networking. The new software meets or exceeds the performance levels, which were previously associated with hardware acceleration. ACTIV Financial works towards adding to the growth in electronic trading and addressing market volatility, to cope with the pace of technological innovation.         

Kernel bypass is a networking technology, transmitting data from the network straight into application memory space without passing through the operating system kernel, hence reducing processing load and latency. The latest advancements in CPU technology and the widespread adoption of kernel-bypass networking have reduced the necessity for hardware acceleration. Offering the complete technology stack without specialized hardware reliance makes it more streamlined for the enterprise to keep up with the rapid technological, regulatory, and structural changes. ACTIV Financial was one of the first companies to develop Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) technology for market data use cases, and ACTIV platform contains four generations of its hardware-acceleration product.

ACTIV is a worldwide provider of multi-asset, real-time financial market data and solutions, offering impartial, managed services for the buying and selling firms. The company also helps technology providers seek a comprehensive market data solution, encompassing both global content management and data delivery across the enterprise. ACTIV is the only truly end-to-end, independent market data utility in the industry, with coverage spanning more than 150 equity and derivatives exchanges around the world. 

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