Many organizations — such as those in the financial industry with high-frequency trading — aim to reduce the time it takes them to perform a single task. Optimizing servers is imperative to reduce system latency in such environments. When you plan a low-latency environment optimization, consider the following components:

  • Server — processor and memory architecture, and BIOS tuning
  • Network stack — choice of network controllers and network driver tunings such as coalesce setting
  • Operating system (OS) selection and tuning — kernel or registry settings, and binding or pinning interrupts of high-I/O (input/output) devices
  • Application tuning — iterative grouping of processes or threads to local memory in a non-uniform memory access (NUMA) environment
  • Adapter slot placement — multiple PCI express (PCIe) network adapters with each localized in PCIe slots associated with the processor socket planned to use the adapter

Become familiar with best practices to optimize your environment and reduce system latency on Dell™ PowerEdge™ 12th-generation servers. Discover how you can take advantage of the multisocket, multi-core and highly threaded PowerEdge servers.

PowerEdge 12th-generation servers are optimized with BIOS defaults to balance performance and power efficiency for general-purpose environments. However, some applications may require optimizing a server for maximum throughput or lowest latency. hese best practices can help you optimize your environment and reduce system latency:

  • Choose an optimal server or processor architecture
  • Update the PowerEdge BIOS and firmware
  • Tune the PowerEdge BIOS for low latency

Learn how OpenManage™ Deployment Toolkit can help ease the optimization process by providing you with the ability to apply changes programmatically.