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Solarflare to Speak at 2015 STAC Summit: New York

IRVINE, CA—November 30, 2015—Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent networking solutions, today announced that Matthew Knight, Technical Marketing Director of Financial Services at Solarflare, will be speaking at the New York STAC event.

Mr. Knight will be talking about the most recent updates from Solarflare including:

  • The second generation ApplicationOnload Engine (AOE), which combines a 40-Gigabit Ethernet server adapter with an FPGA (Field Programmable Gate Array) processor to meet the demand from financial services clients for customizable and high-performance network applications. With the latest iteration of the AOE adapter, clients can now implement high-performance request-response applications entirely on the FPGA to dramatically reduce latency and eliminating the need for costly TCP Offload Engines.
  • Partnership with Velocimetrics, the leader in real-time performance monitoring and analysis technology, to provide a real-time packet capture and network analysis tool that can help firms measure performance against client service level agreements (SLAs) and comply with upcoming regulation around record-keeping

STAC Summits bring together industry leaders from top financial and technology firms to discuss the latest business issues and technical trends around big data, fast data and big compute. STAC® is a technology research firm that facilitates the STAC Benchmark Council™, a group of leading financial firms and technology vendors. The Council discusses strategic engineering challenges and specifies standard methods for assessing new technologies based on users' requirements.

Below is a short bio on Matthew Knight.

Matthew Knight, Technical Marketing Director, Financial Services, Solarflare
Matthew Knight is responsible for solutions and technical marketing in the financial services industry. Previously, he served as President of Accensus LLC, an entrepreneurial technology provider for ultra low latency trading platform that couples 10/40 Gbps Ethernet with an Altera Stratix V FPGA and Tilera many-core NPU. Prior to joining Accensus, Matthew was the Head of Labs at DRW Trading Group, a proprietary trading firm that applies advanced trading technology to its low latency and quantitative strategies. Prior to DRW Trading Group, he was a Consultant at STAC Research, developing low-latency benchmarking and testing methodologies for high performance server networking technologies. He holds a BS in Computer Science from University of Nottingham.

New York Event Details

New York Marriott Marquis
1535 Broadway
New York Marquis Ballroom

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
Doors open at 8:30am / Meeting starts at 9:00am
Networking Lunch at 12:00pm
Conference concludes 5:00pm / Reception immediately following.

About Solarflare

Solarflare is the leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware that accelerate, monitor and secure network data. With over 1,400 customers worldwide, the company's solutions are widely used in scale-out server environments such as electronic trading, high performance computing, content delivery, cloud, virtualization and big data. Solarflare’s products are available from leading distributors and value-added resellers, as well as from Dell, HP and IBM. Solarflare is headquartered in Irvine, California, and operates R&D facilities in Cambridge, UK and New Delhi, India.

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