In terms of lines of codes, Bloomberg code base must be at least 10 or maybe like 50 times compared to a retail software say like Multicharts/Amibroker. But Bloomberg runs much faster than Multicharts. I am wondering - Why? How are the technologies that underpin Bloomberg different from the technology underpinning Multicharts. I have been told that Amibroker is a much faster platform. I have never tried but I am sure it must also be slower than Bloomberg. Again, why? What makes Bloomberg so freaking fast even when the code base is so complex and it supports so many functions, so many market across so many geographies??? Maybe this is a wrong forum to ask this question, Wilmott might have been better. But let us see if we can get some insightful commentary.