New York Stock Exchange Migrates To Unix and Linux

Here’s an interesting story I came across the other day. The New York Stock Exhange is migrating it’s computer mainframe to Unix and Linux servers. A major task without doubt and it’s great to see such a massive institution putting it’s faith in Linux.

From the article: The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is migrating off a 1,600 millions of instructions per second (MIPS) mainframe to IBM System p servers running AIX and x86 Hewlett-Packard Co. (HP) servers running Linux, with the first part of the move going live today.

Check out the full article here

This is a smart move from the NYSE who will save a lot of money by taking this step. I also think it’s a great boon for Linux and shows how far the operating system has come in the last 10 years. I have to say though I’m surprised they didn’t consider forking out a fortune to Microsoft for a Windows NT based system instead 😉

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