How Linux mastered Wall Street | ITworld

The largest exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) Euronext, is run on a Linux system that can generate 1,500,000 quotes and process 250,000 orders every second, offering acknowledgments of each transaction within two milliseconds.

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is now the dominant Linux distribution among exchanges, Lameter said. Red Hat counts among its customers the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, New York Mercantile Exchange, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, Eurex derivative exchange and Philippine Stock Exchange.

(Full Story: How Linux mastered Wall Street | ITworld)

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