"StockTalkLive.com (STL) (www.stocktalklive.com) and VA Linux
Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: LNUX) today announced that
StockTalkLive.com has selected VA Linux Professional Services
to port its streaming applications to Linux. StockTalkLive.com is
using several dozen ultra-dense VA Linux servers to power its
streaming stock quotes (from Standard and Poor's), as well
as its live audio and video financial broadcasts, with plans
to add more VA Linux servers as it expands its Internet
"Scalability and reliability are essential for interactive
Internet broadcasts with large audiences, particularly in the
online financial community. StockTalkLive.com's vision is to scale
our streaming infrastructure to support over 1,000,000 simultaneous
users," said Eric Barash, president and COO of StockTalkLive.com.
"VA Linux Professional Services has done a superb job of porting
our streaming applications to Linux, scaling the number of users
supported per processor, and optimizing the performance of our
applications on VA Linux servers. We look forward to continuing to
work with VA's Linux and Internet experts as we expand the
financial news and information services we offer to our users."
"As a growing number of companies such as StockTalkLive.com
choose to move their Internet applications to Linux, VA Linux
Professional Services is providing focused expertise to help them
make the most of the reliability, scalability and flexibility of
the Linux operating system," said Robert Russo, general manager and
senior vice president of worldwide field operations, VA Linux
Systems. "VA Linux Professional Services is pleased to work with
StockTalkLive.com and its partners toward building a large-scale
infrastructure that will meet the performance demands of its most
heavily viewed Internet broadcasts over time."
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