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China’s Biggest Exchange Amps Up Trading Technology Systems

  • Exchange’s speed still modest compared to world’s fastest
  • Improvements seen focusing on stock market stability

China’s biggest stock market by volume has introduced technology upgrades that bring it closer in line with its international counterparts.

The Shenzhen Stock Exchange now has an order-matching engine with a response time of 1.1 milliseconds, one-hundredth of the previous system, while order processing capacity was tripled to 300,000 trades a second. Accompanying the upgrade is a new data center equipped with 5,000 server cabinets for co-location, allowing brokers to place their servers in the same spot as the exchange’s machines.