STAC: InfiniBand Cuts Latency

Using InfiniBand inter-application networking instead of Ethernet could help firms achieve the next level of latency reduction within their market data platforms, according to research from the Securities Technology Analysis Center.

STAC tested market data messages using data platform technology from Wombat Financial Software and InfiniBand switches from Cisco Systems. The results showed that for standard 214-byte messages—the size of which represents a single quote update—latency between the

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