[erlang-questions] Lets build a stock exchange!

Brian Granger <>
Mon Nov 12 02:48:06 CET 2007


There are two ways in which a stock exchange is extremely interesting
as a model application of erlang:

1) The latency demands can be very important.  Building a system that
scales while maintaining latency constraints is a real challenge.
Showing how erlang makes that possible would be very interesting.

2) Reliability.  In any system dealing with finacial transactions,
reliability must be there in all respects.  Erlang is perfect for this
type of thing and showing how it can be done would be fantastic.

Brian

On Nov 10, 2007 7:24 PM, YC <> wrote:
> Cool idea, Joel!
>
> Yes - agreed that a stock exchange is a lot more interesting than a poker
> server (but poker isn't bad either).
>
> Is the goal to have a truly functional stock exchange that interfaces with
> other stock exchanges?  Or one that has the capability but not the hook up?
>
> yc
>
>
>
> On Nov 10, 2007 5:58 PM, Joel Reymont <> wrote:
> > http://wagerlabs.com/archives/129.html
> >
> > I want you to start an Amazon EC2 instance and join the "Hardcore
> > Erlang" cluster.
> >
> > I want to build the biggest Erlang cluster in the world and push
> > Erlang to its limits.
> >
> > I want to build a stock exchange and show you how to do it.
> >
> > And of course I want to write a book about it.
> >
> > The focus of the book is not changing, it's still fault-tolerance,
> > scalability, distribution, etc. What's changing is the software the
> > book is built around. Reading about how to build a stock exchange sure
> > as hell beats reading about a poker server.
> >
> > What do you think?
> >
> >        Thanks, Joel
> >
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