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The key in low latency trading is exactly that - low latency. Approaches like this at most provide a minimal incremental decrease in latency. There is no "quantum leap" here. If you look into what is causing the latency in the first place and fix that you may get a much better bang for your buck.
An Intel system running Linux has plenty of places to be optimised, same goes for the network. Every and each of these can yield more than you get from overclocking your trading engine.