Leaders in the financial trading industry and industry benchmarks confirm that the IBM System x3750 M4 is a proven winner for financial trading applications. The x3750 M4's outstanding performance and its advanced flexibility and expandability in a 2U form factor put it ahead of the competition.
The x3750 M4 delivered record-breaking performance for the STAC-M3™ Benchmark as performed by the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC®). The x3750 M4 beat the competitive systems with at least two times better performance in 14 of the 17 response-time benchmarks, The x3750 M4 also set a new record for NBBO (National Best Bid and Offer) performance, beating the next best published performance by 38%.
Redline Trading Solutions
Redline Trading Solutions creates ultra-low latency market data and order execution systems that enable firms to excel in today’s equities, options, futures and FX markets. With a huge amount of money at stake, financial markets firms are in a constant arms race to minimize end-to-end latency and seize fleeting market opportunities ahead of the competition.
Lee Fisher, VP, Technical Marketing at Redline stated “The IBM System x3750 M4 continues to be one of the servers we recommend to clients, based on the strength of its performance and also its reliability, compactness, efficiency and build-quality. These qualities mean that our clients can be confident of getting the expected performance out of their mission-critical trading systems at all times.”
Options IT is one of the leading IT services providers for the global financial services sector. To deliver high performance for financial trading applications—where microseconds count—Options IT needed a server platform with ultra-low latency, proven reliability and an efficient design.
As Ken Barnes, senior vice president of corporate development at Options, explains, “We needed to be able to host our customers’ trading applications on high-performance servers in data centers around the world. We needed a server platform that we knew was going to be reliable and efficient, and that was going to be backed by a company that would keep up with changing trends—from always adopting the latest Intel processors to keeping up with other specialist technologies, like low-latency networking cards from Solarflare and Mellanox. We found all that and more with the IBM System x3750 M4 platform.”
Read the x3750 M4 STAC Benchmark Results
Read the Redline Trading Solutions x3750 M4 Case Study
Read the Options IT x3750 M4 Case Study
Randall Lundin is a World Wide Product and Marketing Manager for IBM System x. He manages the Enterprise 4 socket rack systems. Follow Randall on Twitter at @RWLUNDIN or view Randall's LinkedIn profile.