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The Linux of Stock Markets

Mar 22, 2010, 21:32 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols)

[ Thanks to Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols for this link. ]

"Today's news that TSE (Tokyo Stock Exchange) has moved to Red Hat's RHEL (Red Hat Enterprise Linux) as the operating platform for its next-generation "Arrowhead" trading system shouldn't come as a surprise. Linux has become the smart stock market's operating system of choice.

"Red Hat has been working with TSE and Fujitsu for some time on the Arrowhead platform. As always with stock markets, the name of the game is to accelerate TSE's order response and information distribution speeds. According to Red Hat, "Arrowhead is designed to combine low latency with high reliability to accommodate diverse products, trading rules and changes within a short time window.""

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