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The Trading Mesh

ULLINK, Fiberblaze and FPGA-Based NICs for Pre-Trade Risk

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 09:48:00 GMT           

Readers who enjoyed our recent interview with Matt Dangerfield of Fixnetix, discussing their FPGA-based iX-eCute chip and our earlier article from David Quarrell about other potential uses for FPGA technology in HFT, may be interested to read a press release that arrived in my inbox today, announcing that ULLINK will be using an FPGA-based Network Interface Card from Fiberblaze to power its UL IRIS+ pre-trade risk product.

This is just further evidence that FPGA-based solutions are increasingly being adopted in latency-sensitive trading environments, for a range of purposes, from market data feed handling, through pre-trade risk checking and filtering, to (in some instances) trade execution.

You can find the full press release here.

We’re always interested to hear about innovative things firms are doing with FPGAs, so if there’s anything you want to share in that space, let us know.

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