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

Groq provides unaudited STAC-ML results on sliding windows.

First STAC-N1 with AMD Ryzen™ CPUs sets records.

SUT with 4 Intel GPUs in Dell liquid-cooled server sets records.

Featured Events


By request of many senior financial technologists comes an event dedicated to the solution stacks needed to support the finance industry’s rapid adoption of AI—from software frameworks to chips, servers, networks, and storage.

Come to discuss infrastructure for model and data exploration, training, and inference with deep neural networks (especially LLMs) and statistical ML.

If you'd like to speak, sponsor, or exhibit, please contact us.

Recent Blogs

After 16 years as the Securities Technology Analysis Center, we have become the Strategic Technology Analysis Center. But a new name does not mean a new identity.

The financial technology community has one responsibility in the COVID-19 crisis that only it can fulfill.

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....

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...