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Silver Sponsor Talks
Speaker: John Lockwood
Title: Algorithms in Logic for Ultra Low Latency Networking
Abstract: By placing algorithms in logic, Algo-Logic builds full-stack networking applications using logic gates in Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) rather than in software that runs on on traditional microprocessors. Although perhaps best known for deploying ultra-low-latency automated trading applications on CME, Nasdaq, and other exchanges, Algo-Logic also builds systems that collect and process real-time data at the edge of a network and stream that data into Key Value Store (KVS) tables also implemented as logic in the cloud. Customers make use of Algo-Logic’s Ethernet, IP, and a TCP cores as well as frameworks that combine these cores into complete systems that run on multiple FPGA platforms to achieve end-to-end networking interconnects that process data with sub-microsecond latency.
Bio: John W. Lockwood is the founder and CEO of Algo-Logic Systems, Inc. He is an expert in building FPGA-accelerated applications and has created companies in the areas of low latency networking, Internet security, and electronic commerce. He 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, he 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 served as principal investigator on dozens of federal and corporate grants. He 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.