CSP, Inc. Enhances Myricom Position in High Frequency Trading by Releasing New Version of DBL Software (Billerica, MA)

CSP Delivers Reduced Latency for Latest Microsoft Windows Operating Systems

BILLERICA, MA, March 3, 2014 – CSP, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSPI), a provider of IT solutions, systems integration services and dense cluster computing systems, today announced that it is enhancing its vertical market software offering for High Frequency Trading by releasing DBL 3.0 for Microsoft Windows Operating Systems.  The newest version of DBL delivers reduced latency and support for Arista Networks DANZ time stamping as well as support for the latest Windows Operating Systems including Windows Server 2012R2.

DBL 3.0 achieves this significant reduction in latency through a newly added Transparent Acceleration mode for existing applications on the Microsoft Windows Operating System, improving performance and stability.  Performance test results show less jitter and average latency improvements of 0.5µs and up to 5.0µs depending on the complexity of socket operations. This latency improvement allows Windows to approach the latency levels historically only available on servers running Linux operating systems.

Also coming with DBL 3.0 is an extended DBL Application Programming Interface (API), which introduces support for TCP channels. Applications which already use the DBL API for UDP traffic can now easily add low latency TCP connections into their platform.

Finally, DBL 3.0 supports Arista Networks DANZ time stamping which enables the Arista 7150S switch hardware to time stamp every packet.  This maximizes analysis accuracy and resolution by placing the time stamp closest to the actual traffic path, removing queuing and jitter typical in multiple input analysis networks. These performance improvements and added features build on a production proven platform. CSPI’s customer, SpiderRock was a beta customer and has now deployed DBL 3.0 in their production environment with very good results.

“SpiderRock started deploying Myricom’s DBL application several years ago and have found both the core performance and product feature set to be exceptional,” explains George Papa, Founder and Partner of SpiderRock, a provider of a fully integrated trading platform built on a low latency infrastructure that allows traders to electronically trade equity options and related stocks, and access sophisticated algorithms to optimize trade execution. “We recommend this product to anyone serious about building low latency and/or high message rate solutions in the financial space or any other similar space.”

“We are very excited about the positive market reaction to the announcement of DBL 3.0,” said William Bent VP/GM MultiComputer Division of CSPI.  “CSPI is developing products to enhance the Myricom product family so we can deliver the extreme networking performance our customers demand.”

DBL 3.0 for Windows is available now.  Existing users of DBL 2.0 for Windows can upgrade to DBL 3.0 for $395.  New User Licenses can be purchased for $495.

About CSP, Inc.

Based in Billerica, Massachusetts and founded in 1968, CSP Inc. and its subsidiaries develop and market IT integration solutions and high-performance computer systems to meet the diverse requirements of our industrial, commercial, and defense customers worldwide.

CSP, Inc’s Systems segment includes the MultiComputer Division, which designs and manufactures commercial high-performance computer signal processing systems for a variety of complex real time applications in defense and commercial markets. The company recently acquired Myricom, a pioneer in high performance computing interconnect technology. Founded in 1970, Modcomp, Inc. is part of CSPI’s Service and Systems Integration segment, and has offices in North America and Europe. Modcomp provides solutions and services for complex IT environments including disaster recovery, mobility, managed services, security, data center management, and collaboration. More information about CSP, Inc. is available at cspiweb.staging.wpengine.com.

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Gary Levine

Chief Financial Officer

CSP Inc.
Tel: 978.663.7598 ext.1200
Fax: 978.663.3992

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