Financial Services

With high frequency trades being executed in microseconds, the ability to minimize the delay between market data arrival and issuing the trade is key…

financial_servicesFinancial applications must account for a variety of challenges. These applications require ultra-low latency feed handling as well as ever-faster analysis/data correlation. They should also attain maximum performance per watt to minimize energy and thermal requirements. Many applications also require a scalable architecture to enable “FPGA Farm” implementation. BittWare offers FPGA-based PCIe COTS solutions to address the challenges of developing financial applications for the financial acceleration/HFT (High Frequency Trading) market.

BittWare’s ultra-low latency hardware platforms are based on the industry leading UltraScale FPGAs from Xilinx.  These PCIe cards offer the industry’s highest performance FPGAs with over 1 TeraFLOPS of processing, CPU offload, the highest performance transceivers, and optional TOE (TCP/IP Offload Engine) for network and algorithm acceleration. With maximum processing performance per watt to minimize energy and thermal requirements and QDR II/II+ combined with 10GigE straight to the FPGA (no conversion to XAUI) for ultra-low latency, BittWare’s PCIe boards are a robust solution for Financial Acceleration applications.

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Financial Solutions… Built on BittWare.

BittWare Solutions to Financial Application Challenges

BittWare’s ultra-low latency hardware is based on industry leading FPGAs and provides CPU offload, the highest performance transceivers.  With maximum processing performance per watt to minimize energy and thermal requirements and up to 100GigE straight to the FPGA for ultra-low latency, BittWare’s PCIe boards are ideal for applications in trading, market data/feed handling, risk analysis, and acceleration.

  • Industry-leading high-performance FPGAs with over 1.5 TeraFLOPS of processing
  • 100GigE, 40GigE, and 10GigE straight to the FPGA (no external PHY) for ultra low latency, saving hundreds of nanoseconds
  • Maximum processing performance per watt
  • PCIe-compliant deployable slot-cards for blade server systems
  • Complete FPGA development platforms: server-based, slot-card, and multi-FPGA high-performance computing
  • Proven hardware that works out of the box, with validation, verification, and control software in place
  • FPGA Development Kit with proven, hardware-specific IP
  • Finance-specific FPGA IP for network or CPU acceleration
  • Long standing FPGA platform vendor with a history of proven, successful, on-time supply
BittWare’s PCIe board platforms are based on the Xilinx Virtex and Kintex UltraScale FPGAs. The boards provide up to 100GigE straight to the FPGA for ultra low latency, saving hundreds of nanoseconds. Providing maximum processing performance per watt, these PCIe-compliant deployable slot-cards are proven solutions that work out of the box, with validation, verification, and control software in place.

Financial Application Ready Integrated FPGA Platforms

lenovoBittWare offers complete systems for developing and deploying FPGA applications. Our application-ready server platforms feature IBM/Lenovo, HP, and Dell server systems with PCIe 3.0 expansion slots and arrive tested and configured, enabling designers to quickly deploy their applications.  IBM_logoBittWare is an IBM Industry Solution Reseller (ISR) and an HP Business Partner, which ensures that OS and application software and all platform components including chassis, processors, memory, disk drives, internal storage, and FPGA boards work together seamlessly. hpdellBittWare also offers an ultra high-performance FPGA platform ideal for network/packet processing and high performance computing (HPC) applications.  Featuring up to sixteen FPGAs, the TeraBox offers up to 20 TeraFLOPS of processing power, along with 6.5 Terabits/sec of memory bandwidth and 1.28 Terabits/sec of I/O – all in a turnkey rackmount solution.

 


FPGA Based Network and Algorithm Acceleration

Many of BittWare’s customers in the financial sector provide system solutions for financial acceleration. The challenges in this space are unique:

  • Require ultra-low latency feed handling
  • Faster analysis/data correlation
  • Maximum performance/watt (minimize energy and thermal requirements)
  • Desire for scalable architecture to enable “FPGA Farm” implementation
Two different scenarios exist for this type of application. In both examples, the FPGA in the customer’s high frequency trading application receives market data via 10GigE from the financial institution. The FPGA decodes, parses, and filters the feed; and optionally keeps the books. In the first example, the FPGA then runs trade/risk algorithms; and manages orders. The CPU is used for system management. Orders are sent back to the financial institution via the FPGA over Ethernet. In the second example, the FPGA runs proprietary analysis algorithms, while the CPU runs trading algorithms and performs order management processing. Orders are sent back to the financial institution via the CPU over Ethernet.   BittWare’s PCIe cards based on the Xilinx UltraScale FPGAs are ideal solutions. The boards provide up to 100GigE straight to the FPGA for ultra low latency, saving hundreds of nanoseconds. Providing maximum processing performance per watt, and optional TCP/IP off-load engine (TOE), these PCIe-compliant deployable slot-cards for blade server systems are proven solutions that work out of the box, with validation, verification, and control software in place.


Financial Solutions Partners

BittWare has partnered with the leading suppliers for financial acceleration and validated their IP on BittWare hardware.  For information on the products and services available, contact BittWare.

 algoLogicLogo Market feed handler and low latency gateway libraries. www.algo-logic.com
argon Electronics and software design services specialising in multimedia and FPGA-based high performance trading www.argondesign.com
AtomicRulesLogo2008092604 Custom IP development, example UDP, precision timestamping, PCIe, networking. www.atomicrules.com
dell Dell system servers for application ready platforms www.dell.com
partner-enyx IP Cores designed specifically for financial applications. www.enyx.fr
 hp HP system servers for application-ready platforms www.hp.com
IBM_logo IBM System x® Servers for Application-Ready Financial Platforms. www.ibm/partnerworld
impulse1 OpenCL™ Concierge Design Services from a US company that has helped hundreds of mil, aero and commercial teams accelerate their applications on FPGA. www.impulseaccelerated.com
partner-indelabs 2nd Gen feed handler IP (X-Feed) and customization services for financial applications. www.indelabs.com
partner-intilop Ultra-low latency TCP/IP Offload Engine (TOE) IP for financial acceleration. www.intilop.com/tcpipengines.php
 lenovo System servers for Application-Ready Financial Platforms. www.lenovo.com
partner-lewiz Ultra low latency, multi-session TOE IP cores. www.lewiz.com
paconsulting Hardware acceleration solutions for portfolio valuation in financial acceleration applications www.paconsulting.com.
tamba Ultra low-latency ethernet and Interlaken cores www.tambanetworks.com
Trenton server computing systems. www.trentonsystems.com


Why BittWare?

Quality & Life Cycle Management

Technology refresh capability with 10+ year supply, quality and timely manufacturing and a trustworthy supply chain. ISO 9000 certified FPGA platform vendor with a history of proven, successful, on-time supply.  Learn more.

FPGA Board Platforms

BittWare's Virtex and Kintex UltraScale low-profile and 3/4-length PCIe board platforms support dual & quad QSFP, DDR4, configurable hardware options, data conversion I/O options, and air-cooled operation.  Learn more.

FPGA Development Tools

Designed to make developing and debugging the applications for BittWare’s boards easy and efficient, the Toolkit provides the glue between the host application and the hardware.  Learn more.

System Development & Integration

Host development tools, Board Support Packages, Baseboard Management Controller and integrated platforms including chassis, backplanes for a full solution. Learn more.