HPC Platform has selected two members of the Stratix® II FPGA family from Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR) for use in their ultra-low latency system for market data processing, algorithmic trading and complex financial product valuation acceleration. The Hardware Messaging and Processing Engine (HMPE) features an optimized modular architecture, domain specific language (DSL) compilers and software environments that enable customers to effectively use FPGAs as reconfigurable hardware.
The HPC Platform HPME is based on a PCI Express (PCIe) board with a Stratix II GX FPGA that interfaces to several other boards with embedded QDRII memory and a Stratix II FPGA for acceleration (algorithmic processing). These boards are interfaced via 144 x 1-Gbps LVDS channels. With up to eight integrated transceiver channels and support for high-speed, low-latency memory access via a QDRII memory interface, the development board provides a fully integrated solution for multi-channel, high-performance applications, while also using limited board space.
HPC Platform’s PCI Express board with a Stratix II GX provides a hardware platform for developing and prototyping high-performance PCIe-based designs and also demonstrates the embedded transceiver and memory circuitry of the Stratix II GX device. With its embedded transceivers, the Stratix II GX device can implement the entire PCIe interface on one device, and the development board offers a high-bandwidth, low-latency, power-efficient PCIe solution with sufficient logic elements (LEs) for these applications.