How do you maintain peak performance on a mission-critical, all-electronic options trading platform while preparing
for the transition to a new one? When you're a leading global options exchange and your customers are highly
attuned to performance, that's a high-stakes challenge. To meet it, technology leaders at the International Securities Exchange (ISE) turned to the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series. They say the Intel processor delivers a twofold
performance improvement that is keeping ISE on the leading edge of performance and providing headroom to carry
the company and its members into the future.
- Staying ahead of the pack. ISE needed to continue improving performance on its
existing trading platform while preparing to unveil a next-generation trading system
in late 2010. With increasing quote traffic and rising system demands, ISE faced steep
costs to expand the existing solution.
- Transition to the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series. Impressed with the
performance of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, ISE has migrated key elements
of its trading platform from HP Integrity servers running OpenVMS to HP ProLiant
BL460 G6 servers with the new Intel® Xeon® processor and Red Hat Linux. The
solution also includes Intel® LAN adapters for added throughput.