TimeKeeper Collaborates With Mellanox to Offer Sub-Microsecond

TimeKeeper Collaborates With Mellanox to Offer Sub-Microsecond
Precision Timing on Off-the-Shelf Hardware for Financial Trading
Firms 
TimeKeeper Time Synchronization With Mellanox Interconnect Adapters
Breaks Ground With High-Precision Time for NTP and PTP Messages on
InfiniBand and Ethernet High-Speed Networks 
AUSTIN, TX -- (Marketwire) -- 11/27/12 --  FSMLabs, provider of
network software for high-precision time synchronization and
distribution, today announced that TimeKeeper(R) on Mellanox
ConnectX(R)-3 interconnect adapters is available. The joint solution
enables correlation of systems logs to system time, enabling auditing
and analysis of multiple logs at the same level of time precision,
plus the ability to synchronize both NTP and PTP time messages at
sub-microsecond precision. Precision and reliability have been
validated in production trading environments by several joint
customers including a tier-one bank.  
"The fluctuation of a few microseconds presents not only the risk of
triggering badly timed trades, but also chaos in system logs that
provide records for network analysis and regulatory audits. The
combined capabilities of TimeKeeper and Mellanox provide end-to-end
synchronization, timestamping and logging to turn mountains of
non-aligned data into ordered and meaningful information," said
Victor Yodaiken, CEO of FSMLabs. "As the go-to high-speed server and
storage interconnect solutions for InfiniBand, as well as 10/40Gbps
Ethernet, Mellanox is already present in many computerized trading
environments. These firms can now easily upgrade their time-precision
strategies, gaining improved algorithm performance and massively
reduced operational risk." 
TimeKeeper for Mellanox ConnectX-3 is available for application
servers using TimeKeeper Client, on MasterClocks/Boundary Clocks
using TimeKeeper Server and also on FSMLabs TimeKeeper Grand Master
Appliance. 
"The ability to leverage off-the-shelf network hardware with
state-of-the-art timing software is a win-win scenario for financial
firms that urgently need to upgrade their time management
technology," said Amir Prescher, VP of Business Development at
Mellanox Technologies. "The combination of TimeKeeper and ConnectX-3
provides highly accurate time synchronization that can be implemented
immediately on our high-performing, cost-effective adapters."  
Features of the joint solution include the following: 


 
--  No dedicated hardware on client or server side
--  Synchronization of PTP and NTP packets with timestamping and
    monitoring
--  Simultaneous use of 10Gb/s network ports on application servers with
    TimeKeeper Client for time synchronization and general purpose data
--  Reliable time signal without any of the asymmetries introduced by
    channeling signals from low-speed interconnect adapter into a fast
    network, when TimeKeeper GrandMaster Server serves time over a 10Gb/s
    channel
--  Inclusion of all TimeKeeper advanced capabilities
    --  Fault discovery, self-healing time networks, and failover
    --  Scalable operation, including support for cross connection of
        servers over longer haul networks including virtual extensions of
        the enterprise
    --  Reduced IT staff configuration time with TimeKeeper administrative
        console
    --  Real-time logging, system alerts and graphic performance
        monitoring

  
TimeKeeper for Mellanox ConnectX-3 is available for application servers
using TimeKeeper Client, on MasterClocks/Boundary Clocks using
TimeKeeper Server, and also on FSMLabs TimeKeeper MasterClock
Appliance. For more information, contact sales@fsmlabs.com. For
current users of Mellanox ConnectX-3 adapters, the latest firmware
required for enabling highly accurate timestamping and time
synchronization in available now. For more information, contact
sales@mellanox.com. 
About FSMLabs
 FSMLabs is a technology company specializing in
time-related innovation. The firm's flagship product is TimeKeeper,
the software solution of choice for a growing number of high-speed
trading firms for high-precision synchronization of time data.
FSMLabs has more than 12 years experience in real-time operating
systems and software for industries such as finance, avionics and
robotics, where time is a mission-critical resource. The company is
privately held and headquartered in Austin, Texas. For more
information, visit http://www.fsmlabs.com. 
About Mellanox 
 Mellanox Technologies is a leading supplier of
end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet interconnect solutions and
services for servers and storage. Mellanox interconnect solutions
increase data center efficiency by providing the highest throughput
and lowest latency, delivering data faster to applications and
unlocking system performance capability. Mellanox offers a choice of
fast interconnect products: adapters, switches, software and silicon
that accelerate application runtime and maximize business results for
a wide range of markets including high performance computing,
enterprise data centers, Web 2.0, cloud, storage and financial
services. More information is available at www.mellanox.com. 
TimeKeeper and FSMLabs are registered trademarks of Finite State
Machine Labs Inc. Mellanox and ConnectX are registered trademarks of
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. InfiniBand is a registered trademark and
service mark of InfiniBand Trade Association. 
Contact:
Kathleen Hawk for FSMLabs
Clearview PR 
kathleen@clearviewpr.com 
847-687-2222 
 
 
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