Networking

Cisco Nexus 5020 Switch Performance in Market-Data and Back-Office Data Delivery Environments

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Executive Summary

In the capital markets industry today, significant growth in the levels of data traffic for pre- and post-trade information processing has become the norm. Addressing this continued and accelerating growth is a major challenge and concern for all involved. Those involved are looking at many technologies to stay on top of this accelerating growth: higher-speed processors, more memory, larger-scale environments, and more and low-latency 10 Gigabit Ethernet switching technologies. Fortunately this problem is being addressed through the offerings of offload technologies such as TCP/IP offload engines, user-space communications libraries, and Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) capabilities in a number of 10 Gigabit Ethernet host adapters.

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