back to article Arista's latest switches pack AMD Xilinx FPGAs to fuel high-frequency traders

Arista Networks aims to eliminate every last ounce of excess latency from your network. And in pursuit of this goal, the company tapped an all-star cast of Broadcom, Intel, and AMD Xilinx silicon to power its latest switches. Suffice to say, these aren’t your standard L3 switches, and you certainly aren’t going to find them in …

  1. elsergiovolador Silver badge


    Now we need special networkphile cables that gently tickle the network packets, motivate the slower ones and cheer the quick ones.

    1. Doctor Syntax Silver badge

      Re: Networkphiles

      Oxygen free. Don't forget that.

  2. John Smith 19 Gold badge

    "High frequency traders"

    Or to give them their more accurate title automated man-in-the-middle attacks that front run legitate trades.

    IOW an effective "tax" on actual stock trades which nearly all markets actively support by allowing multiple types of trade that can be repudiated.

    I hadn't though there were enough of these vermin in the world to support that sort of high end hardware, but obviously there are, at the right priice of course

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