The contemporary financial services trading lifecycle requires the intense, large-scale computational resources more frequently being provided by grid computing platforms. While high-performance, dynamic services such as real-time in-order-flow risk calculations are ideally suited to grid, they are restricted by scheduling capabilities and the limitations of the data and network fabrics. A hardware-accelerated, high-performance, scalable messaging system not only overcomes fabric provisioning challenges, but also radically alters the scheduling component to deliver faster utilization and response times.
âSoftModule brings heavy-duty grid computing capabilities to our TAPP ecosystem of integrated solutions,â said Bob Cramer, CEO of Tervela. âOur relationship will enable financial services firms to drive market advantage by overcoming the operational inefficiencies and continuity constraints of large-scale grid computing environments through our hardware-accelerated messaging platform.â
The GridSwitch solution combines SoftModuleâs distributed computing infrastructure with Tervelaâs message network to increase network scalability and eliminate performance bottlenecks in both the data fabric and scheduling process. This enhances system elements like job branching, restart and intra-run analytics while improving security, processing speed and availability â three crucial factors of successful large-scale grid implementations.
âSoftModule and Tervela are collaborating to help financial institutions achieve dramatic improvements in application performance, resource utilization and data messaging speeds,â said Art Sedighi, CTO and Founder of SoftModule. âThe integrated GridSwitch solution will allow customers to optimally run and manage compute-intensive applications across thousands of CPUs through a distributed architecture that uses dynamic resource allocation techniques built on high-performance, low-latency messaging.â
âThe benefits of combining grid computing with hardware-based messaging middleware present a much needed opportunity that has yet to be adequately exploited,â said Larry Cohen, Founder and CEO, Accelerated Computing Solutions. âTervela and SoftModule realize how leveraging this powerful combination will transform the data center for both grid computing and the entire transaction lifecycle.â