Insight for the Algorithmic Enterprise

STAC® provides technology research and testing tools based on standards developed by the STAC Benchmark™ Council,
a group that includes leading financial firms and other "algorithmic enterprises" as well as key technology vendors.

Latest News

Quad-GPU system sets multiple records in efficiency and performance.

Fastest time ever in both the baseline and large problem sizes

Largest scale tests so far break multiple STAC-M3 performance records

Best score to date in warm runs of the baseline Greeks benchmark

Unaudited latency results for overclocked HPE server solution

Single-socket system beats larger systems in efficiency and almost alll systems on speed

Featured Events

Fall 2016 STAC Summits

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 2016 STAC Summits focused on artificial intelligence in trading; STAC-TS for certifying the accuracy and capacity of timestamping solutions for MiFID II and ultra-low latency trading; harnessing new infrastructure for big data; simplifying high-speed algorithms; the latest latency-reducing products; and performance and efficiency breakthroughs in large-scale computing.

To see the agendas and slides from the events, click on the appropriate link below:

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Recent Blogs

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.

Focusing RTS 25 compliance exclusively on clock sync is like preparing your child for an entrance exam by simply ensuring she has sharp pencils. Necessary? Yes. Sufficient? Hardly.

Last week, ESMA said its MiFID II rules may take an extra year to implement. Steven Maijoor, ESMA's chair, said that "building of some complex IT systems can only really take off when the final details are firmly set in the [regulations]." I don't know which part of the 552-page regs he's referring to, but based on just two little sections called RTS 6 and RTS 25, I can see what he means.

Hot Topics

MiFID 2 Time Sync

Complying with the new regulations by the deadline--and proving you comply

Big Data

Use cases, new technologies, benchmarks, and more.

Ultra-fast networking

New entrants stir things up while incumbent vendors enhance their products

Computational Finance

Accelerating analytics, parallelizing code, getting more calculations per watt...

Tick Data & Backtesting

New hardware and software, debates over parallel file systems, and much more

PCIe Flash

New products, changing economics, new interfaces...