Euronext Liffe has begun the process of switching its Liffe
Connect electronic trading platform to the Linux operating
system from Sun Microsystems' Solaris in order to better
facilitate algorithmic trading.
According to head of global managed services at Atos
Euronext Market Solutions (AEMS)' , Allan Mycroft, the decision
to switch to Linux had been made over a year ago in part
because of the increased pressures on bandwidth incurred by
He said, "The exchange saw a huge growth in message rate,
certainly when the Amsterdam market came onto the Liffe Connect
system? and I think it would have been impossible to scale the
architecture we had to meet that in a cost effective
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