Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 21st Oct 2010 22:28 UTC, submitted by tux68
Linux "The London Stock Exchange has said its new Linux-based system is delivering world record networking speed, with 126 microsecond trading times. The news comes ahead a major Linux-based switchover in twelve days, during which the open source system will replace Microsoft .Net technology on the group’s main stock exchange. The LSE had long been criticised on speed and reliability, grappling with trading speeds of several hundred microseconds. The record breaking times were measured on the LSE’s Turquoise smaller dark pool trading venue, where trades are conducted anonymously. That network switched over to Linux from Cinnober technology two weeks ago. Speed is crucial as more firms trade automatically at lightning speed, using advanced algorithms."
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bert64
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2007-04-23

A couple of years ago, when that system went in microsoft were running ads all over the place crowing how the london stock exchange chose windows over linux. Those ads promptly disappeared about the time when their system crashed and cost nearly a day's worth of trading.

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