Enhancing Trading Performance and Expanding Capacity

ISE reduces transaction latency and expands capacity with new Intel®-based trading platform

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ISE Reduces Trading Latency for Options Exchange

The Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family helps ISE reduce trading latency and expand capacity for a second options exchange

Maintaining peak performance on an electronic options trading exchange is challenging enough. Boosting performance while preparing to open a second exchange raises the stakes, especially when your customers are attuned to responsiveness measured in microseconds. To meet these challenges, the International Securities Exchange (ISE) refreshed its infrastructure with new generations of Intel® Xeon® processors. The organization has more than doubled performance, significantly reducing trading latency. By adding processing headroom, ISE was able to launch a new options exchange while controlling costs.

Challenges
• Reduce latency. Minimize the latency of all transactions, even during high-volume periods, to improve competitiveness in the high-stakes world of options trading.
• Add capacity. Expand the existing core trading system to provide the headroom to launch a second options exchange while controlling costs.

Solution
• HP ProLiant* servers based on the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family. ISE refreshed its core trading system with HP ProLiant BL460c Gen8 Server Blades equipped with the Intel Xeon processor E5 family and Intel® Ethernet Gigabit Server Adapters. A planned upgrade will include the Intel Xeon processor E5 v2 family.

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