CSPI/Myricom, an IT integration solutions and high-performance computer system provider, came to BittWare after determining that FPGAs were the logical solution for its next generation of network adapters. In a joint development effort, CSPI based its next-generation Myricom network adapter on BittWare’s Arria V GZ low profile PCIe board platform (A5PL), which provides two 40 GigE or eight 10 GigE network interfaces and optional DDR3 or QDRII+ SDRAM. The solution uses BittWare’s FPGA board platforms and value-add expertise, enabling Myricom to go to market quickly and efficiently with their proprietary Intellectual Property (IP).
CSPI’s family of network adapters integrates the company’s application-targeted acceleration packages (DBL™ for financial trading and Sniffer10G™ for packet capture) and is optimized for highly accurate time stamping and low latency. Teaming with BittWare on the development of their Arria V based platform provided CSPI with a high quality foundation for their application-targeted IP.
NovaSparks, a leader in FPGA-based high performance and ultra-low latency market data solutions for the financial industry came to BittWare for an FPGA solution for their 3rd generation feed handler for financial applications. The feed handler for financial applications – NovaTick – is based on a BittWare Stratix V custom form factor board platform that features 8 QSFP+ and 8 SFP interfaces augmented by several QDRII+ SRAM chips and an optional DDR3 SDRAM module. The solution leverages BittWare’s FPGA board platforms and value-add expertise, enabling NovaSparks to go to market quickly and efficiently with their proprietary Intellectual Property (IP).
Designed for time-sensitive trading strategies, NovaSparks’ data feed handlers use the highest performance FPGA technology and board designs. Historically the company designed and developed these FPGA boards in-house. With its 3rd generation feed handler, NovaSparks chose to rely on BittWare to develop its new FPGA platform, allowing the company to deliver the best in class ultra-low latency market data solutions for the financial industry.
Network packet processing applications in the financial market must be able to process massive datasets within microseconds. FPGAs are ideal for these applications because they provide ultra-low-latency I/O, while also having much lower power requirements than GPUs or CPUs. Recognizing the value of FPGAs for providing high-performance access to the stock exchange, a well-known customer chose a BittWare FPGA board as part of their solution. The company went with BittWare’s S5PH-Q, which is a half-size PCIe card that provides low-latency serial I/O via front-panel QSFPs with direct access to a Stratx V FPGA.