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____/ ddt on Friday 05 Aug 2011 12:34 : \____
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
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>> ____/ Hardon on Sunday 31 Jul 2011 05:34 : \____
>>> "Given the level of interest in the recent highest-paid programmers
>>> discussion, our reporter decided to do a follow-up looking into the
>>> languages and skills needed to work on high-frequency trading
>>> systems. There's actually a pretty wide range of languages/tools used,
>>> but Linux is the 'default' OS and, not surprisingly, the 'ability to
>>> work under pressure when the traders are screaming at you' is a
>>> must-have skill."
>> Linux jobs can pay x10 as much as other jobs because a Linux sysadmin can
>> probably manage up to x10 machines.
> Ten times as much as which jobs, specifically?
At Google, IIRC, one admin would be assigned to 300 servers (I monitor
a similar number myself). How many Windows boxes can one admin
manager? Rex once quoted some numbers...
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