Thesis Topic Details

Topic ID:
3396
Title:
NetFPGA implementation of ultra-low latency TCP/IP for financial trading applications
Supervisor:
Tim Moors
Research Area:
Networks, Finance
Associated Staff
Assessor:
Mahbub Hassan
Topic Details
Status:
Active
Type:
R & D
Programs:
CS CE
Group Suitable:
No
Industrial:
Pre-requisites:
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Description:
In financial trading, e.g. algorithmic high frequency trading by hedge funds, significant competitive advantages arise for traders who can observe and act on market changes with even slightly lower (e.g. millisecond) delays than their competitors. Consequently, traders are willing to pay considerably to co-locate their servers with trading platforms in order to minimise propagation delay. Traders can compete further by minimising delays in their end-systems. To facilitate that, this project will investigate how the NetFPGA platform can be used to shift TCP/IP and application layer protocol (e.g. FIX or ITCH/OUCH) processing from software in servers into hardware, where parallelism and application-specific optimisation can minimise trading latency.
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