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How was Windows NT installed and configured to handle 2 billion requests for the Nasdaq?

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Nasdaq and windows NT

Hi,

Up to 4 billion actually.... allowing for 800 transactions per second.

Here is an extract from...

http://www.unisys.com/news/releases/1998/dec/12076619.html

(remove spaces from the above URL)

"The total Microsoft platform consisted of Windows NT 4.0 Server Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Message Queue Server 1.0, Microsoft Transaction Server 2.0, and Microsoft SQL Server 6.5. Microsoft Consulting Services (MCS) evaluated the proposed system architecture and coordinated support from Microsoft's product groups in Redmond, Washington. The Unisys hardware included Unisys XR/6 enterprise servers with 10 processors and 2 gigabytes of memory, running in parallel. The benchmark was conducted at the Unisys/Microsoft Enterprise NT Center of Excellence in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania."

Which doesn't tell us precisely how they were configured other than to say there was at least two beefy servers running in parallel.

Cheers,
Tim.

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