Overheard : Random comments about technology

Here are some interesting titbits from a executive summary event hosted by Redhat/Intel that I attended yesterday.

We decreased the execution times for our orders from 1.5 seconds to 5 milliseconds

This from an executive managing the technology organization for a large trading company. Imagine the geekiness in accomplishing this :).

For every 450 smartphones that get activated a server is added to support them

This from an Intel executive. So if there are 500000 android phones being activated every day.. that’s around 1111 servers being added just to serve the android fans :).

1 in 4 servers currently runs Linux

This from a Redhat executive. If anyone doubts that Linux is mainstream.. they are living under a rock 🙂