xCelor Readies Low-Latency FPGA ‘Ticker Plant in a Switch' on Arista Hardware


Chicago-based high-performance data technology vendor xCelor is testing a version of its hardware feed handler and normalization technology running on Arista switches to eliminate switching latency, dubbed TPS (Ticker Plant in a Switch).

Rob Walker, chief technology officer at xCelor, says he expects to release TPS within weeks. The product is currently working well in testing with Nasdaq data, and the vendor will port its other FPGA feed handlers -- for NYSE Arca, Direct Edge and the BATS Excha