Linked by David Adams on Tue 16th Aug 2011 16:47 UTC
Linux When it comes to the fast-moving business of trading stocks, bonds and derivatives, the world's financial exchanges are finding an ally in Linux. As late as 2007, Wall Street exchanges were still largely run on Unix . . . Over the past few years however, Linux has crept into this market, showing up first in ancillary systems and then running a few core exchanges.
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RE[2]: A Correction
by Kebabbert on Thu 18th Aug 2011 10:22 UTC in reply to "RE: A Correction"
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NASDAQ uses RedHat. Not Gentoo Linux.

And, no, the matching engine does not run on 60-100 servers. Typically it runs on a few servers. If the exchange is small - medium, it often runs on a single server.

Correction: NASDAQ has several stock systems. The system on Wall street runs on Gentoo. But that is not sold. The largest stock exchange system that NASDAQ sells, runs on RedHat.

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