STAC Network I/O SIG

The speed with which applications in the trading process (algorithmic "black boxes", matching engines, smart order routers, etc.) can get information from and to the network is a critical--sometimes decisive--contributor to their overall latency. 

The STAC Network I/O Special Interest Group is a group of end-user organizations and vendors with an interest in the performance of host network stacks, including hardware and software. This group is currently responsible for two benchmark suites:

  • The STAC-N1 benchmark suite measures the performance of network stacks under a simulated market data environment using a convenient, software-only test harness.  Click here for an overview.
  • The proposed STAC-T0 benchmark suite measures network stacks in simulated tick-to-trade scenarios using hardware-based replay and timestamping.  Click here for an overview.

Reports using these benchmarks are listed below. To get involved with this SIG, click the "Enable Me" button to the right.

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