London Stock Exchange suffers .NET Crash

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Sep 9, 2008 8:46 PM EDT
ComputerWorld; By Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols
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So what really happened? I doubt we'll ever get a detailed, nitty-gritty explanation, but I have friends in London and... Well, let me just make the following points about TradElec. First, TradElec runs on more than a 100 HP ProLiant servers in several locations in London. These servers are running Windows Server 2003. On top of this runs the TradElec software itself. This is a custom set of C# and .NET programs, which was created by Microsoft and Accenture, the global consulting firm. Its back-end databases, believe it or not, run on Microsoft SQL Server 2000. The goal was to maintain sub-ten millisecond response times. In short, it's meant to be a real-time system.

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What did they expect? DrDubious 5 1,274 Sep 10, 2008 12:51 PM

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