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Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced a new record in low-latency messaging performance for Ethernet networks based on the latest STAC-M2 benchmark test conducted by Mellanox on IBM systems. The record was achieved using Mellanox ConnectX-2 EN 10GbE NICs with RDMA over Converged Ethernet (RoCE), the IBM BNT RackSwitch G8264 10GbE switch, and IBM x3550 servers running IBM’s WebSphere MQ Low Latency Messaging (LLM) technology.

Thomson Reuters today announced a strategic relationship with StreamBase in order to deliver a CEP technology platform that is fully integrated with Elektron, the firm’s high performance global network. The relationship will result in the industry’s only trading platform that combines comprehensive real-time and historical data, high capacity network connectivity and managed hosting services with a CEP platform for rapid application development and strategy deployment.

SunGard, one of the world’s leading software and technology services companies, today announced that Russell Fradin will succeed Cristóbal Conde as SunGard’s chief executive officer on May 31, 2011.  Mr. Fradin will also become a member of SunGard’s Board of Directors.

QuantHouse, the leading independent provider of end-to-end systematic trading solutions announced today that Vegasoul Capital Management (Asia) Limited has selected its QuantFEED and QuantLINK end-to-end ultra low latency solutions to facilitate its global trading.

Selerity, a provider of real-time event data solutions for the financial services industry announced today an agreement with Standard & Poor’s (S&P) to deliver low-latency credit rating announcements in a machine-readable format. Clients using the Selerity Platform will now have access to breaking credit-related announcements from S&P, including ratings on public companies, along with developed and emerging sovereign nations globally.

ACTIV Financial, a global provider of fully managed low-latency enterprise market data solutions, today announced that it has made further advancements to its world-class ActivFeed to address growing client demands for reduced footprint, lower latency and added feed functionality.

Options IT, the provider of the Options PIPE Private Financial Cloud services platform for sell-side and buy-side firms, today announced an agreement with Tick Data, the historical market data division of Nexa Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Penson Worldwide, Inc., to make Tick Data’s complete suite of tick-by-tick historical market data available on the Options PIPE platform.

Mellanox Technologies, Ltd., a leading supplier of end-to-end connectivity solutions for data center servers and storage systems, today announced the general availability of Mellanox VMA 5.0 with enhanced TCP acceleration support, providing a unified messaging acceleration platform for all popular networking communications methods such as TCP, Multicast and UDP unicast. Mellanox’s VMA message accelerator has been deployed and is providing immediate return-on-investment benefits in multiple stock exchanges, trading firms and capital market institutions worldwide.

Fixnetix announced today, Eric Barret, has joined the team as General Manager - Sales, Americas, to be based in New York. Eric is a thirteen year international industry veteran fluent in French, English and Spanish. This new hire continues strong growth momentum for Fixnetix, a company committed to hiring leading experts to best serve the needs of a worldwide customer base, including investment banks, hedge funds, proprietary trading groups and market makers. Eric will assume his new role immediately and report to Jason Mochine, Global Director of Sales.