Algo-Logic Systems: A Global Leader in the Sale of Gateware Defined Networking Solutions

Algo-Logic Systems provides a set of pre-built IP cores and FPGA products that enable building systems that trade with low latency and accelerate the data center. Algo-Logic fits complex designs in the chip and meets timing while achieving performance levels that are unattainable in software. Additionally, by providing standard programming interfaces, Algo-Logic’s products are easily accessible to traditional software developers who are not otherwise trained to program Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA).

Using pre-built gateware cores, Algo-Logic delivers the fastest trading systems with the shortest time-to-market. Over the past six years, Algo-Logic has built a collection of gateware cores that map logic into FPGA devices that together accelerate processing in datacenter networks. Algo-Logic is thus positioned with unique advantages over traditional software, multi-core software, network processors, and Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) approaches that are slower and/or take longer to bring to market.

Dr. John W. Lockwood, CEO of Algo-Logic Systems, holds BS, MS, PhD degrees in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign and is a member of IEEE, ACM, and Tau Beta Pi. An expert in building FPGA-accelerated applications, Dr. Lockwood has founded three companies in the areas of low latency networking, Internet security, and electronic commerce and has worked at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), AT&T Bell Laboratories, IBM, and Science Applications International Corp (SAIC).

As a professor at Stanford University, Dr. Lockwood managed the NetFPGA program from 2007 to 2009 and grew the Beta program 10 to 1,021 cards deployed worldwide. As a tenured professor, he created and led the Reconfigurable Network Group within the Applied Research Laboratory at Washington University in St. Louis. He has published over 100 papers and patents on topics related to networking with FPGAs and served as principal investigator on dozens of federal and corporate grants.

FPGA products Offered by Algo-Logic

Algo-Logic’s products fundamentally minimize the time required to acquire, process, and act on live streaming data. To date, the company has designed, verified, and synthesized over a dozen Gateware Defined Networking® (GDN) cores that have been integrated into several product families and deployed worldwide. Algo-Logic’s existing GDN cores are currently deployed in three primary market segments:

In the high-growth datacenter segment, Algo-Logic’s GDN solutions perform search, key/value store, 100G traffic classification, and 40G TCP offload using rack-mounted FPGA platforms. In the high-value finance segment, Algo-Logic’s GDN solutions filter market data, parse exchange protocols, build order books, minimize network latency, and implement complete tick-to-trade solutions for compliance and market making. Gordon MacKean, Senior Director at Google and OpenPOWER Chairman, commented on one of Algo-Logic’s High Frequency Trading (HFT) solutions: “Algo-Logic has a CAPI-enabled order book solution that runs on an FPGA-accelerated card integrated with the IBM POWER8 coherent shared memory. The solution has extremely low latency and virtually no jitter, which is really critical in High Frequency Trading.” Lastly, in the high-volume real-time internet of things (IoT) segment, Algo-Logic’s Black Diamond products acquire data and perform analytics in the AlgoCentral cloud.

Brad McCredie, President of the OpenPOWER Foundation and IBM Fellow and VP, remarked, “Algo-Logic has a unique capability to put together complete application level solutions leveraging FPGA acceleration with ultra-low-latency links to the processor.”