Ultra Low Latency

Ultra low latency describes a computer network that is optimized to process a very high volume of data packets with an extraordinarily low tolerance for delay (latency). These networks are designed to support real-time access and response to rapidly changing data.

“Ultra” low latency is measured in the hundreds of nanoseconds with only speeds under 1 millisecond qualifying as ultra low. It is almost exclusively used to support high-frequency trading systems.