I attended the Linux on Wall Street Conference in NYC yesterday. It was fairly small, focused, with an interesting mix of vendors. I’m not too sure how Linux centric it was as there were only a couple of exhibitors there that I would describe as Linux type vendors. In fact, had I not know better, I would have thought that I was at a high performance computing for wall street conference rather than a Linux one.
The solutions exhibited included hardware acceleration, software acceleration, virtualization, grid computing, consolidation, high speed switching [including IB], high speed storage, blade, rack solutions, and clustering. These technologies provide solutions for very real problems that exist at most financial services firms today.
I do have to wonder if for next year the focus shouldn’t be “Technology Solutions for Wall Street”. Seems like we’d attract a much richer set of exhibitors and attendees.