How Linux Took Over the World of Finance – Christoph H Lameter, Jump Trading LLC
Linux has become the dominant operating system not only in high performance computing but also in the world of finance. Stock exchanges, Banks, Investment funds and “Quants” use Linux to implement complex trading strategies. This talk presents the history of how it happened and what key technology issues drove the adoption of Linux in the Industry and are driving it today. Competition in the industry leads to technology innovation and causes technology to be taken to extreme ends. Now the industry approaches the limitations of physics. The speed of light is limiting trading latencies. The hardware has been optimized to extremes but it is still running Linux. Calculations and deep learning dominate the landscape and the machines get ever intelligent. And its still all Linux.