STAC, the Securities Technology Analysis Center, has formed an exciting new Benchmark Council, an organization devoted to the creation and management of customer-driven benchmark standards for trading technology.STAC has announced three sets of benchmarks, corresponding to the three basic steps in making a trade:
Yesterday STAC released its first public STAC Report of a very exciting trade-execution workflow benchmark. An integrated solution from IBM, GemStone Systems, and Intel configured to handle high-speed trade order messages was tested and demonstrated excellent performance. The focus of the benchmark was to measure latency at different order rates for a system that was configured for zero data loss. (1)
I used to walk around Wall Street and think --- I will never work somewhere this exciting ever again. I was probably right.
(1) Mean latency less than 1 millisecond (987 µsec) at 6000 orders per second, with full data replication using a two-server GemCache configuration. Mean latency of just 519 microseconds at 6000 orders per second with a single GemCache server without replication Three active/active two-server clusters can support 18,000 orders per second with approximately 1 millisecond (1017 µsec) of end-to-end latency using six IBM Server blades. No data loss was observed during any test, including a two-server failover test. The system consisted of GemFire® Enterprise 5.0 software, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.4, IBM BladeCenter® HS21 servers with Intel® Xeon® Quad Core 5355 processors, and SDP over Cisco SFS InfiniBand.
Source: www.stacresearch.com; Results current as of 1/15/08.
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