Insight for the Algorithmic Enterprise

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

NFS-based solution beats previously tested Lustre-based solution in most benchmarks

6,250 times as many simulations on a basket of 50 instruments in 1 hour as the previous record

Cascade Lake solution computed Greeks 23-84% faster than Skylake solution

New form of memory shows numerous large speedups over 3D NAND SSD

Featured Events

Spring 2019 STAC Summits

Thanks to all of you who made the Spring 2019 STAC Summits a huge success. These events brought together industry leaders from top financial and technology firms to discuss ways to meet important engineering challenges in finance using innovative technologies.

To see the event agendas and presentation slides (members only), click on the appropriate link below:

Plans are now underway for the Fall 2019 STAC Summits. Dates will be announced shortly.

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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...