10 May 2008

Can Redhat's realtime kernel reduce latency?

Low-Latency.com » Blog Archive » Open Debate on Latency Numbers is ‘Healthy’, But Just How Fast is Fast? By Simon Garland, Chief Strategist at Kx Systems
An institution may be running the fastest and most efficient feed handlers, but its servers may be running a standard Linux distribution. We’ve seen an improvement in a number of cases when a switch is made to, for example, the real-time version of Red Hat. It’s not as though an institution needs to have its private team of kernel hackers; today one gets pretty standard distributions, which can make a significant difference.