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The Market Data Processing Unit (MPU) is a ticker plant device that facilitates large-scale, real-time data distribution. Now in its third generation, the unit employs the latest in Solarflare FPGA and Intel CPU technologies, and is utilized for a range of services including low latency and high throughput processing performance, and enterprise market data management. Institutional customers benefit from reduced hardware footprint, lower system latency, and low cost of ownership for increased business performance.

Through the MPU, ACTIV Financial continues to provide timely access to quality data from over 200 exchanges worldwide.

Key Features:

  • Throughput capacity now exceeds 20 million messages/second
  • Reduced end-to-end system latency
  • Up to 90% hardware footprint reductions
  • Supports low latency direct exchange feeds, and global consolidated feeds
  • Built-in capacity  and scalability for anticipated message rate increases
  • Enterprise market data management
  • Reduced development costs (performance enhancements for each generation are implemented using the same API, for full investment in existing hardware)
  • Full-service IT management and optional hosting

Technical Specifications

  • Solarflare ApplicationOnload Engine with Altera’s Stratix V FPGA
  • Intel Sandy Bridge and Ivy Bridge Platforms

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“ACTIV’s world class global market data offering adds significant value to our financial ecosystem.”

John Knuff, GM of Global Financial Services at Equinix