TE 5: Electronic Trading with FPGAs

On June 30th, 2017 Bob DiPietro of Solarflare was kind enough to call in and discuss the differences between Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) chips and general purpose x86 class CPUs. We chatted about their application in electronic trading, and how FPGAs offer the ultimate in network latency reduction, in some cases delivering over six times the performance of the fastest Intel Xeon processors. We also touched on toolchains, as well as Delegated TCP Send and A.N.T.S. for latency reduction.

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