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London Stock Exchange in historic Linux go-live

Feb 14, 2011, 14:35 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Leo King)

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"The London Stock Exchange has issued final confirmation that at 8am today it will launch a new matching engine based on Novell SUSE Linux technology, following successful last-step setup procedures on Saturday.

"The move has been billed as one of the LSE's most significant technological developments since the increasing prevalence of electronic trading led to the closure of the traditional exchange floor in 1986. LSE chief executive Xavier Rolet has insisted that the exchange, once a monopoly, will deliver record speed and stable trading in order to fight back against the fast erosion of its dominant marketshare by specialist electronic rivals.

""The London Stock Exchange Group is pleased to confirm that Millennium Exchange is now operational," the LSE said in a statement to clients ahead of the main market trading opening on Monday. "We would like to thank all clients for their support during this migration.""

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