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Re: ASX ClickXT and VMS Epic Fail

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Richard J Maher
Trusted Contributor

ASX ClickXT and VMS Epic Fail

Can someone confirm/deny that VMS was at the very root of the debacle at the
ASX this afternoon?

Regards Richard Maher

Art Wiens
Respected Contributor

Re: ASX ClickXT and VMS Epic Fail

In case noone else knows what Richard is talking about (I didn't):


"Synopsis ASX has identified a software issue associated with the allocation of internal identification numbers for series created intra day," the ASX statement on Tuesday said.

"The issue created a duplication of internal series numbers which impacted a component of the ASX Trade system and subsequently ceased dissemination of trade confirmation messages."

"All impacted trade executions remain valid."

Hein van den Heuvel
Honored Contributor

Re: ASX ClickXT and VMS Epic Fail

ASX uses Genium on a Linux platform since november 2010. Nothing to do with OpenVMS in a good nor bad way. Surely it is just as easy to make a similar application level mistake when running on OpenVMS. (Unless it was about an object in a cluster which under OpenVMS would have been under lock manager control :-).