19 October 2010

B2BITS offers optimized FIX Antenna 2.3 libraries with latency under 10 µs

Newtown, PA - October 19, 2010 - B2BITS®, EPAM Systems' Capital Markets Competency Center providing technology for FIX connectivity, is pleased to announce the release of FIX Antenna 2.3 libraries. This new release has been optimized to satisfy the most challenging demands of High Frequency Trading.

The technical enhancements implemented have affected the area of memory management, as well as the TCP and UDP stack operation in Windows and Linux environments to achieve greater efficiency. The critical sections of code were rewritten to reduce the number of code instructions executed while composing and parsing the messages.

FIX Antenna has been redesigned to include APIs to interact directly with 10-Gigabit Ethernet (10GbE) solutions using Datagram Bypass Layer (DBL), which reduced latency from 3 to 5 times comparing to the standard OS built-in protocols.

Users of FIX Antenna will benefit from the following competitive advantages:

  • Unparalleled low latency results on commodity hardware
  • Possibility to use intelligent network cards with direct access to memory thus benefiting from zero TCP copy technology
  • Multiple tuning options which allow to maintain required performance characteristic per session
  • A new FIX integration Control Center (FIXICC) all the tools to reliably configure and manage FIX connectivity

This release of FIX Antenna has been successfully deployed in a leading trading firm in Chicago. The trading application gets market data from CME FAST/FIX market data interface using Myri 10G-PCIE2-8B2-2S, "Gen 2" (5 GT/s) PCI-Express x8 NICs with two SFP+ network ports.

For questions or assistance, please contact us at sales@btobits.com or +1 (888) 378-0666 (USA), +44 (207) 758-9830 (UK).

Meet B2BITS on October 21st at the 2010 FPL Americas Trading Conference in New York City, Metropolitan Pavilion, Booth #3.

About EPAM Systems

B2BITS®, EPAM Systems Capital Markets Competency Center, delivers solutions that cover trading and operations in all asset classes including Equities, FX, Options, and Fixed Income. The Center's reusable frameworks and components include OMS, matching engines, market data feeds adapters, exchange gateways, and electronic payment services utilized in many trading firms, banks, brokerage and clearing houses, as well as exchanges. B2BITS® is a registered trademark of B2BITS, EPAM Systems company.

Established in 1993, EPAM Systems, Inc. is the leading global software engineering and IT consulting provider with delivery centers throughout Central and Eastern Europe. Headquartered in the United States, EPAM provides services to the clients worldwide utilizing global delivery model through its client facing operations in North America, UK, Germany, and Sweden, together with 4,500 professionals deployed across delivery centers in Russia, Belarus, Hungary, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. EPAM's core competencies include complex software product engineering for leading global software and technology vendors, as well as development, testing, maintenance, and support of mission critical business applications and vertically oriented IT consulting services for global Fortune 2000 corporations.

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