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STAC® improves technology discovery and assessment in the finance industry through dialog and research guided by
the STAC Benchmark Council™, a group of leading financial firms and technology vendors.

Latest News

Latest NVIDIA-based HPE system sets new records

4-socket server sets 5 kdb+ records in scale tests

First public cloud solution with publicly disclosed STAC-M3 results outperformed previously tested Lustre-based on-prem solution

New records for throughput and space efficiency, as well as performance in the large problem size

Outperformed previous Broadwell EX bare metal solution in 8 of 15 benchmarks

Unaudited benchmark results for a tiered SSD architecture

Featured Events

Fall 2018 STAC Summits

The Fall 2018 STAC Summits closed out an enormously successful year of events. Feedback from attendees was glowing, and the growth we've seen over the last few years continued: 2018 attendance was up 19% over 2017.

STAC Summits bring together industry leaders from top financial and technology firms to discuss ways to meet important engineering challenges in finance using innovative technologies.

The Fall round of STAC Summits across New York, London, and Chicago covered many important topics, including: how leading financial firms are using the cloud, the future of Python for data science, women in technology, the strange world of cryptocurrency markets and technology, how to benchmark machine learning solutions in business-meaningful ways, and the future of financial networks, as well as competing views on.... <more>

Recent Blogs

What will happen if all the major banks burst out to a handful of public clouds at the same time to meet the enormous computing requirements of new regulations? Your kids may not be pleased....

The STAC-TS Working Group has poured a lot of effort into developing standards and software for demonstrating timestamp accuracy to the satisfaction of European regulators concerned with RTS 25 of MiFID 2. Much of that effort has concerned software-application timestamps. App timestamping is central to many firm's plans but is one of the most misunderstood issues with RTS 25.

It was great to see packed houses in London, Chicago, and New York at the STAC Summits this past May and June (in fact, there was 15% higher attendance by user firms than 2015!). For those who couldn’t make it, I thought I’d share a few photos.

Hot Topics

Artificial Intelligence

Using neural and non-neural techniques to automate prediction and correlation

Public and private cloud

Research and dialog into cloud services and cloud frameworks

Quant finance (big data/big compute)

Making both compute- and data-intensive analytics faster and more cost effective

Ultra-fast networking

Smaller and smaller latencies tend to matter more and more

Time Sync & Event Capture

Complying--and proving you comply--with new regulations in the EU and US.

Storage & memory revolution

A "Cambrian explosion" of new architectures...