The transmission of market data messages hit a new peak of 6.1 million messages a second Monday, as financial markets whipsawed in reaction to "news and rumors about the debt crisis in the Euro zone,'' Exegy said Tuesday.

This compares to the previous record set on August 25 of 5.4 million messages a second. That occurred "when the market turned up and down rapidly in response to corporate news and worries over Ben Bernanke's forthcoming Jackson Hole speech,'' the market data appliance company said.

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