Linux and the New York Stock Exchange

Kirti Prakash kirtijee-Re5JQEeQqe8AvxtiuMwx3w at
Sat Nov 28 07:50:44 UTC 2009

Interesting read.

On Sat, Nov 28, 2009 at 2:15 AM, Daniel Armstrong <daniel-r35aSzp7v8jQT0dZR+AlfA at> wrote:

> Interesting factoid:
> "NYSE's systems run under high pressure and tight constraints. They
> process some three billion transactions per day - more than Google
> does - and those transactions need to execute in less than one
> millisecond. Customers can switch to competing exchanges instantly and
> for almost no cost, so if NYSE's systems are not performing, its
> customers will vanish. A typical trading day involves the processing
> of 1.5TB of data; some 8 petabytes of data are kept online. And this
> whole operation runs on Linux... Downtime is to be limited to 90
> seconds per year."
> I would concede this is a bit more hard-core than my Asus netbook
> running Debian Squeeze... :-)
> Source:
> --
> The Toronto Linux Users Group.      Meetings:
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