SUSE Linux to Speed Up Real-Time Trading

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2007-06-23 Print this article Print

Novell partners with Voltaire on a software package, featuring real-time SUSE Linux, designed to improve financial market applications. (Linux-Watch)

Novell the week of June 18 announced that it has entered into an agreement with server and storage switch vendor Voltaire on a joint software package—featuring real-time SUSE Linux—that improves performance of real-time trading applications in the financial markets. The new software, which takes advantage of InfiniBand interconnectivity, reduces latency bottlenecks on both the operating system level and the data center fabric, a Voltaire spokesperson said from the company headquarters in Billerica, Mass. Click here to read more about SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time.
In addition, the software features comprehensive support for both the operating system and InfiniBand capabilities, allowing customers to take advantage of improved performance and the highest levels of availability, the spokesperson said. The combined hardware/software package consists of SUSE Linux Enterprise Real Time, Voltaire Grid Backbone InfiniBand-based switching hardware, OpenFabrics Enterprise Edition 1.2 InfiniBand software and additional enterprise-focused functionality from Voltaire. Read the full story on Linux-Watch: SUSE Linux to Speed Up Real-Time Trading Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, views and analysis on servers, switches and networking protocols for the enterprise and small businesses.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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