Shanghai, China
June 24–26, 2019
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Wednesday, June 26 • 12:05 - 12:40
How Linux Took Over the World of Finance - Christoph H Lameter, Jump Trading LLC

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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.


Christoph Lameter

R&D Team Lead, Jump Trading LLC
Christoph Lameter is working as a R&D Team Lead for Jump Trading an algorithmic trading company in Chicago and is also heavily involved in Open Source maintaining two subsystems of the Linux Kernel. Christoph has been serving on various committees before (Linux International Board... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 12:05 - 12:40