Network Latency Measurement

Time Stamping

In stock exchange and other automated trading environments, network latency is expressed as the delay induced as a transaction packet traverses the network. In this environment, millisecond-level delays can have a profound effect on a trader's results, so timestamping packets is crucial. Financial companies operating high speed trading networks must measure network latency to prove they are providing the lowest possible latency to traders.

Time Stamping Diagram

The IntellaFlex Solution – Time Stamping

The network latency test solution is to monitor each packet several times as it traverses the trading network, and stamp each monitored instance of a packet with an accurate and precise time as it enters the network monitoring switch. By comparing the timestamps on a given packet at several points in the network, total transactional latency can be determined.

  • IntellaFlex Multi Function Blade

    Model Number: ACI-3032-E36-1

    • 36 ports 1G/10G Ethernet
    • Packet Deduplication, Protocol Stripping, Packet Slicing, Time Stamping
    • Timing Services: GPS, IRIG-B, PTP, PPS, NTP
    IntellaFlex Multi Function Blade
  • IntellaStore II Multi Function Data Monitoring with Capture and Analysis Tools

    Model Number: ACI-3033-S14-1

    • 12 ports 1G/10G and 2 ports 40G Ethernet
    • Multi Function blade features (1G/10G ports)
    • Integrated analysis tool server

    Additional IntellaStore II Information >

    IntellaStore II Multi Function Data Monitoring with Capture and Analysis Tools

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