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Author Topic: London Stock Exchange - Computer Crash  (Read 3117 times)

Ehtyar

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London Stock Exchange - Computer Crash
« on: September 08, 2008, 05:19:45 PM »
High load caused a computer crash which halted trading for a short period on the London Stock Exchange.

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Trading on the London Stock Exchange has been halted after a computer system failed on one of the most frantic days of trading so far this year.

In an embarrassment for the LSE, the exchange said that no orders can be entered or executions of those trades occur. The LSE plans to bring back trading in a “controlled way’’, but couldn't say how long that will take.

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Re: London Stock Exchange - Computer Crash
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2008, 07:26:41 AM »
i wonder what the CTO's reaction to this?

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Re: London Stock Exchange - Computer Crash
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2008, 07:52:44 AM »
A rather embarrassing bladder and/or bowel malfunction...

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Re: London Stock Exchange - Computer Crash
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2008, 05:28:09 PM »
That system wouldn't by any chance have been engineered and built by British-Leland would it?  :tellme:

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Re: London Stock Exchange - Computer Crash
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 09:50:00 PM »
A rather embarrassing bladder and/or bowel malfunction...

That made me laugh audibly!

I think that's probably an accurate estimate of what happened.  :P


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Re: London Stock Exchange - Computer Crash
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2008, 10:22:25 PM »
That system wouldn't by any chance have been engineered and built by British-Leland would it?  :tellme:
Nope, but a lot of them read the WSJ!