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Enron's ex-sysadmin, to be precise.
When we first started building the application, even before we went live, we knew we were going to have performance and scalability issues. For example, no Web server at the time that we benchmarked could push out the pricing information as fast as we thought it would have to go out, because getting all of those price ticks involves basically just a request-response, request-response as quickly as you can.

A traditional financial application has dedicated networks, where you can guarantee it. Pushing over the Web, however, introduces different issues.
 read more | mail this link | score:6236 | -Ray, February 12, 2006
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