London, Tuesday 8th October, 2013 – High-frequency traders can now take advantage of more consistent and reliable trading performance thanks to a new technology solution announced today by Supermicro (SMCI). The Hyper-Speed SuperServer line has been upgraded with accelerated Ivy Bridge processors and system firmware optimisations that lower median latency by 15% and decrease jitter by 94%. As a result, low-latency traders will be able to access the highest enterprise-class performance with minimal risk of trading errors and glitches.

    “HFT has become synonymous with speed and in a world where being first is everything and second is nothing, every element of performance matters. But from a technology perspective, having the fastest technical capabilities does not automatically lead to the highest profits. It is no good having the fastest gigahertz if your competitor has a solution that delivers a more consistent overall trading experience,” said Mariano Salomon, FSI business manager at Supermicro UK. “As firms continue to process increasingly large volumes of trades in smaller timeframes, the consistency of the Hyper-Speed product line ensures the fastest overall performance with maximum reliability for the most demanding trading environments.”

    The launch of the Hyper-Speed 6027AX-72RF/TRF-HFT3 comes at a time where high speed trading continues to be a highly prominent form of market making, with global HFT trading volume set to increase by more than 20% by the end of 2013, according to TABB Group. Traditionally dominant across equities and commodities, the practice is starting to become more influential across other asset classes such as foreign exchange (FX), where HFT now accounts for over 40 per cent of the global currency trading.

    Salomon went on to say, “With HFT now powering such a large percentage of trading volume across multiple asset classes, market participants can ill-afford to ignore the importance of ensuring continuous uptime. Any drop in performance could lead to significant losses at the end of the trading day. This is why we are seeing more and more firms invest both time and capital in the technology that underpins this complex form of market making.  Supermicro is able to optimize that investment by delivering a complete HFT solution with minimal hardware tuning and enterprise-class reliability and manageability.”

    First to market with innovative computing solutions since the mid-nineties, Supermicro continues to deliver leading edge server solutions such as the 6027AX-72RF/TRF-HFT3 SuperServer. The solution, available under the Ready To Go (RTG) range of products available from Supermicro UK with a full range of SLAs, will be on exhibit at the Low-Latency Summit in central London, Tuesday 8th October 2013.


    Notes to editors:

    Additional information about SuperServer 6027AX-TRF-HFT3:

    • The only enterprise-class hardware acceleration solution available
    • HW, BIOS, BMC optimizations for lockstep system acceleration
    • Special BIOS keeps turbo mode maximized and stabilized, proprietary interrupt management system to lower jitter
    • Fastest Dual Processor (DP) product in the market
    • World records for DP CPU and Memory speeds
    • Lowest latency/jitter DP product available
    • Comes with Silver Health Pack (9am – 5pm Next Business Day Response)
    • Customers can upgrade to Gold (9am – 5pm 4 Hour Same Business Day Response) or Platinum Health Pack (24×7 – 4 Hour Response)
    • Accelerates PCIe network controllers in lockstep with rest of system
    • Supports highest powered Ivy Bridge Xeon E5-2600 v2 CPUs
    • Dense 2U form factor with optimized thermals
    • System tuned with production-level HFT software from leading edge investment banks

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    This system is also available with full Service Level Agreements including a 4 hour response under the Supermicro Ready To Go programme, which also means the system is available next business day for delivery. If you are interested in reviewing this system or if you are a financial organisation interested in a testing unit please contact: [email protected]

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