Network Latency Measurement

Time Stamping Packets

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.

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