"The London Stock Exchange's new matching engine, which
went live at 8am today, has been based on Novell SUSE Linux in
order to satisfy vast messaging capacity requirements, according to
"As high frequency trading increasingly dominates share sales,
the London Stock Exchange sought a stable system for its data
centres that will handle tens of thousands of network messages a
second, while delivering round-trip trades at what it has called
"Even though the system was executing 126 microsecond end-to-end
average latency on the LSE's alternative market, Turquoise, LSE
traders had expressed concerns that it would continue to deliver
fully stable messaging at the vast capacity on the main venue."
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