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Move from Solaris to RHEL Boosts Performance for the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

Apr 19, 2008, 16:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pam Derringer)

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"At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, the traders betting on future commodity price fluctuations aren't the only ones who know what it means to take a risk. Five years ago, Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), now part of the CME Group, placed a hefty bet: that it could trust Linux with the heart of its business, executing billions of contracts a year and processing them faster than previously.

"CME won its gamble. And in so doing, it proved that an open source platform, a relative newcomer to the data center scene in general and the financial world in particular, had the power and speed to handle high-volume, real-time, mission-critical applications..."

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