Activ Readies Third-Gen FPGA Data Platform

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Low-latency data provider Activ Financial has launched a beta-testing program for the third generation of its Market Data Processing Unit (MPU) hardware-accelerated ticker plant appliance, which officials say will double the throughput capacity and speed of its enterprise market data distribution platform.

The appliance's latest FPGA card leverages Irvine, Calif.-based network acceleration technology vendor Solarflare's ApplicationOnload Engine (AOE) application accelerator, which combines an ad

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