Monthly February, 2014

Arista Finds Market in High Frequency Trading

If you’ve been following the news lately, algorithmic trading, also known as high frequency trading (HFT), has been getting a lot of attention. In a nutshell, high frequency trading uses supercomputing technology to make money from short-term fluctuations in market demand. This is accomplished by aggregating tiny profits over large numbers of transactions. The key

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Deal done in 176 nanoseconds

Original Source A British company has developed a network switch that runs applications and assembles Ethernet traffic just-in-time for the high-frequency share trading market, claiming it reduces latency 25-fold. Argon Design uses the Arista Network X7124 application switch featuring an Altera field programmable grid array (FPGA) circuit that has hardware access to eight of the 24 ten

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MIT Prototypes Zippy Flash-FPGA Hybrid Storage Array

Original Source Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, working with funding from server maker Quanta and flash chip maker Samsung, are combining flash storage and field programmable gate arrays in a new way that is yielding a peppy and scalable storage cluster that rivals that bandwidth and low latency of very high-end storage area

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4 Ways a SDDC Reduces TCO

Original Source I worked with several IT organizations last year to develop TCO studies to determine the financial impact of moving toward a software-defined data center (SDDC). And for each customer, an SDDC reduced TCO in one or more of the following areas: 1. Lower hardware (and hardware-related) costs Server, storage and network consolidation, pooling,

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Deterring Amplification Attacks: Identification to Targeted Remediation

Over the past few weeks we’ve been helping customers who’ve been experiencing unusual spikes in traffic on their resolvers. Data obtained using Vantio Real Time Visibility andquerystore commands revealed a substantial increase in the number of ANY queries, in some cases hundreds of millions. Additional data showed the names being queried turned very small DNS questions into very

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Top Mobile Malware Threats

Nominum analyzed customer data from around the world to find the mobile malware that presents the greatest risk to mobile subscribers. The top five mobile-device-only malware threats are: NONCOMPATIBLE – a drive-by trojan malware which can infect android phones via their mobile web browsers. When browser’s download is completed, it will ask for user permission

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