Summary comparison of STAC-N v0.6 performance using RHEL 6.3 and RHEL 5.8 with Mellanox (kernel driver only)

Selected unaudited results from tests of RHEL 6.3 and RHEL 5.8 using the Linux kernel driver with TCP and UDP on Mellanox adapters.  Discussed in the 4 Dec 2012 SIG meeting.

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The speed with which applications in the trading process (algorithmic "black boxes", matching engines, smart order routers, etc.) can get information from and to the network is a critical--sometimes decisive--contributor to their overall latency.