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

First STAC-M3 results from new generations of CPU and Optane Persistent Memory

NVIDIA DGX A100 system with new GPUs sets three records

NFS-based solution with inline compression sets storage efficiency record

First solution with distributed Optane Persistent Memory sets 8 records across scale and baseline benchmarks.

For comparison to previous bare metal results on the same hardware

Featured Events

Global STAC Live, Fall 2020

Thanks to all of you who made Global STAC Live Fall 2020 a great success. While we missed seeing you in person this year, the STAC community made the most of remote events. In fact, our full-year global attendance was up by more than 25% over 2019.

This fall’s Global STAC Live covered important topics, including: evolving technologies and architectures for time series analytics; distributing, processing, and visualizing realtime data; the requirements for moving exchanges to the cloud and the progress already made; maturing the development and deployment of custom FPGA-based solutions; and the impact of new technologies on ML/AI workflows, including how to choose the right platforms to facilitate your AI projects.

The agenda, recorded presentations, and slides from the events are available here.

Plans are now underway for the Spring 2021 STAC Summits.                                                                   <more>

Recent Blogs

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....

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.

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...