September 22, 2008
Aleri announces results of second commissioned STAC performance report
CHICAGO, Sept. 22 -- Aleri Inc., a leading provider of enterprise-class complex event processing (CEP) technology, announced today that a second round of independent test results on the Aleri Streaming Platform have been completed and released by the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC). The test provides a benchmark of the new 45 nm Intel Xeon 7400 (Dunnington) vs. the 65 nm Xeon 7300 (Caneland) that was used for the previous round of tests. Both tests were run on the Sun Fire X4450 running the Solaris 10 operating system. Results show performance scales linearly when going from the four-core Xeon 7300 processor to the new six-core Xeon 7400 processor, yielding more than 50 percent throughput gain as well as electrical savings.
"When it comes to consolidating and analyzing market data, throughput and latency are both critical to many trading firms," said Jeff Wootton, VP of product strategy at Aleri. "Aleri's multi-threaded CEP technology lets firms take full advantage of the new six-core chips from Intel by scaling across available CPUs and cores. The performance gains in moving from the 4 core processor to the 6 core processor were even better than we expected."
"Aleri's ability to scale the performance of their application through additional cores holds huge potential for the future. Intel will continue to deliver performance increases through multiple cores. Applications that can extract performance from the core architecture will deliver great value to their customers," states Rick Jacobsen, director of financial service marketing at Intel Americas.
The test case was developed by Aleri and STAC, based on Aleri's experience with trading firms. The project was designed to measure the latency of the Aleri CEP system running on a Sun Fire X4450 server using six-core Intel Xeon processors. The Aleri data model used in the test was the same used in the first test, an order book aggregation model that operated on streaming full-depth order book feeds from US exchanges, which were aggregated to produce a single order book stream as the output.
Aleri is also an active contributor to the STAC-A1 working group within the STAC Benchmark Council, which is currently developing Version 1 of standard benchmark specifications for event-processing platforms. This order-book aggregation test case was developed prior to the creation of those specifications and is not a standard benchmark. Aleri plans to submit this test case to the Council as a proposed specification under Version 2 so that other CEP vendors can produce objectively comparable performance data for order-book use cases.
To review a copy of the "Aleri Streaming Platform on Intel Dunnington and Solaris 10: Order Book Consolidation Test" STAC report go to http://www.stacresearch.com/node/3948. To read more about Aleri's experience with STAC Benchmarking go http://blog.aleri.com/.
Aleri is a leading provider of enterprise-class complex event processing (CEP) technology for financial institutions and beyond. Aleri's CEP Platform was designed from the ground up to provide the most robust architecture available for rapid implementation of mission critical applications within the most demanding environments. Built for high throughput with minimal latency, Aleri's event processing technology allows customers to analyze and respond instantly to high-volume, high-speed data in order to minimize risk and increase competitive advantage. Aleri is the first to develop and deploy commercial enterprise-class applications built on event processing technology, the Aleri Liquidity Management System, which is used by some of the largest global bank treasuries in the world, and the Aleri Market Liquidity Analysis engine, which consolidates and analyzes multiple order book feeds from individual exchanges to provide a powerful tool for trading in fragmented markets. Aleri is a global company headquartered in Chicago with offices in New York, New Jersey, London, and Paris. For more information, visit www.aleri.com.
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