xCelor Adds FPGA Filtering, ‘Muxing’ to Single-Digit Nanosecond Switch

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Like the first XPM switches introduced earlier this year (IMD, Jan. 22), XPM² replicates market data between ports on the switch with latency of 2 to 4 nanoseconds, but also features an Altera Stratix V FPGA card to perform data-intensive processes, and an Intel Xeon motherboard on which firms can run proprietary functions, such as trading strategies.

Rob Walker, xCelor chief technology officer, says XPM² is designed to be an “empty vessel” into which the vendor and clients can plug different ca

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