Nasdaq's New FPGA Feed Suffers Failure

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Nasdaq OMX's new hardware-enabled datafeed, TotalView-ITCH FPGA, was halted just before 3pm on Tuesday, Aug. 21 by an undisclosed issue that left the feed offline for the remainder of the day -- though a spokesperson says the feed will be operational again on Wednesday -- with the exchange advising clients to revert to their backup ITCH feeds.

Nasdaq launched the feed at the start of August to provide more deterministic latency under peak message volume conditions by using FPGA (Field Programmab