London Stock Exchange completes first live Linux test

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Oct 13, 2010 6:23 PM EDT
Computerworld UK; By Leo King
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The London Stock Exchange has completed the first “dress rehearsal”, a test with its customers online, of a new Linux-based system due to replace Microsoft-centric architecture. The Millennium Exchange system, based around Linux and Sun Solaris Unix, and using Oracle databases, will replace the Microsoft.Net-basedTradElect platform on the main stock exchange on 1 November, and is intended to be one of the fastest exchange systems in the world with trading times of 0.125 milliseconds. The exchange completed the switchover of its separate dark pool, or anonymous, trading platform Turquoise from different systems earlier this month.

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