NovaSparks Unveils the First FPGA Market Data Aggregator
NEW YORK and PARIS, July 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NovaSparks™ today announced a major enhancement to NovaTick™, its innovative FPGA-based ticker plant, consisting of an entirely FPGA-based order book consolidator that sets a new benchmark for latency and determinism in high volume trading.
Traditionally, consolidating order books and aggregating BBOs (Best Bid & Offers) across multiple venues have been carried out in software, executed on central-processing-units (CPUs), consuming hundreds of microseconds of time with a negative impact on trading quality.
NovaSparks removes the bottleneck of aggregating market data from multiple exchanges using direct feeds and offers the lowest latency ever, and in the smallest footprint.
Anand Prakash from Cutler Group comments, “Over the past year, we have used NovaSparks’ U.S. Equities feed handlers and User Defined BBO consolidator to dramatically improve performance during market bursts resulting in consistently lower latencies during high volume periods. This remarkable innovation gives us the opportunity to focus our development efforts in other areas.”
When TOB (Top-of-Book) for a security emerges at an exchange data center, NovaSparks’ new market data aggregator —in colocation at the same data center— can update the BBO information in a user application in less than one microsecond, a speed never achieved before. Trading firms can get faster access to the U.S. Equities National BBO, microseconds ahead of any software solution. U.S. SIP (Securities Information Processor) compliant feeds can also be used to complete the BBO at a lower cost for the smaller volume exchanges.
“Our entirely FPGA-based consolidator provides thefastest solution on the market and relieves trading firms from developing and maintaining their own custom book or BBO aggregation solutions,” stated NovaSparks CEO, Luc Burgun. “Faster access to a global view of the markets provides a better price and order filling ratio for order execution, lowers risks for market makers and expands trading opportunities for banks and trading firms.”
Implemented on an additional FPGA layer on top of the existing 70 feed handlers already available in NovaTick, the consolidator reads normalized books already processed by NovaTick. It generates normalized order books or BBOs to be consumed by software trading applications—via PCIe or Ethernet—or by hardware trading applications—through NovaLink—in colocation or abroad (through wireless/RF networks).
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