LSE smashes world record trade speed with Linux

Discussion in 'Order Execution' started by Baron, Oct 20, 2010.

  1. Baron

    Baron ET Founder

    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.
  2. while linux is definitely getting hyped here (not without good reason), the lse issues had less to do with os type vs incredibly idiotic architecture decisions.

    a quote from another article:

    those last two lines are golden.

    anyway, even just making a db change would have made a huge difference.

    good for a laugh, thanks for posting that.