Supermicro, Red Hat and Solarflare Set World Record Performance for Financial Institutions

Posted on 29 June, 2018

As we reach the end of the third quarter– some of the biggest brands in the industry are setting world records creating leaps for financial institutions.

A global leader in enterprise computing, storage and networking solutions, Supermicro® along with Red Hat® (providing opensource products) and Solarflare® (delivering comprehensive integrated set of technologies software defined datacentres announced) create a new world record for low latency on the well-known STAC-N1 benchmark from STAC (the Securities Technology Analysis Centre) for the world's leading financial institutions.  

Measuring the performance of a host network stack using market data style workload, the STAC-N1 demonstrated significant benchmarks. Performed on a pair of Supermicro® SYS-1029+UX-LL1-16 servers, with dual 8-core Intel® Xeon Scalable 6144 Gold processors overclocked 4.18GHz. In addition, the servers include Red Hat’s Red Hat Enterprise® Linux 7.5 operating system and Solar flare X2522 Adapters. The system demonstrated the lowest mean latency of 2.3 microseconds at both the base rate (100k messages per second and high rate (1 million mps).

Hear from the main leaders who explain the reasoning behind the collaboration and the new levels of success ordained from the partnership:

President and CEO of Supermicro® Charles Liang has explained, "For Hyper-Speed servers, Supermicro continues to lead the way with innovative new servers that push performance to the limits with advanced optimizations that fully leverage the latest processors, network interfaces and NVMe flash storage. With our latest generation of Hyper-Speed Ultra Servers optimized for high-frequency trading and related financial analysis applications, Supermicro has significantly improved the latency performance to provide customers with the fastest systems in the world. These new Hyper-Speed solutions not only maximize performance by introducing Hyper-Turbo mode but also provide enterprise class reliability for mission critical applications."

"Linux is a operating system of choice when it comes to extreme workloads, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the foundation for many deployments of this nature," said Craig Muzilla, senior vice president, Core Products and Cloud Services Business Group, Red Hat®. "Through our collaboration with Solarflare and Supermicro, we're pleased to have provided the platform for the most recent STAC-N1 benchmark, setting a world record in the process."

"The STAC N1 test results represent two important milestones for the industry," said Ahmet Houssein, vice president of marketing at Solarflare®. "First, we have proven it's possible to virtualize using containers for high-performance applications such as electronic trading. In addition, the results show that Kubernetes and container, or cloud-based networking, performs efficiently under extreme scale environments, and is the future of application development.  We applaud the work of Supermicro, Red Hat and our team in achieving these results and look forward to future collaborations."


Tags: Supermicro, Red Hat, Solarflare, Charles Lang, Finance, World Record, Performance

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