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Computerworld: Exchange Makes Linux Call

Oct 26, 2004, 16:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Patrick Thibodeau)

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"In a quiet corner office of Chicago Mercantile Exchange Inc., high above the steady roar of shouting traders on the exchange floor, Joseph Panfil, director of distributed computing, is focused on the smallest increments of time.

"There is a direct relationship between system performance and trading volume at the CME, also known as the Merc. By reducing the amount of time it takes to process a trade, trading volume can increase. The more trades there are, the more trading fees the exchange collects..."

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