Agenda - 30 July 2008 STAC Benchmark Council General Meeting
30 July 2008
Auditorium, lower level
60 Wall Street
5:30 - Welcoming remarks (Bob Heuman, Deutsche Bank)
5:45 - STAC Update (Peter Lankford, STAC)
• State of the community
• Progress with specifications
• STAC Tools
• Upcoming projects
6:00 - Innovation Roundup #1
We’re trying an experiment at this meeting called an "Innovation Roundup." The point is to raise awareness of innovations by giving a few vendors 5 minutes each to explain a new technology and how it could help trading firms. There will be two rounds. This round will have the following presentations:
• "Surpassing 1 million backbone messages per second through a single server using the Thomson Reuters Market Data System and Solaris 10," Isaac Rozenfeld, Global Architect, Capital Markets, Sun Microsystems.
• "Validated Low-Latency Market Data Solution Enabled for your Next Generation Data Center: Wombat Data Fabric on HP/Voltaire InfiniBand with 10GbE Routing and Real Time Linux option," Lee Fisher, Worldwide FSI-HPC Business Development, HP.
• "IBM addresses skyrocketing market data volumes using InfoDyne TPS+Plus and high-performance reliable messaging on InfiniBand," Rajiv Chodhari, Global Leader, Financial Markets, IBM Software Group, IBM.
6:30 - Working group updates (Various presenters)
On the agenda are three workload domains:
• STAC-M1: Benchmarks for direct exchange feed solutions (e.g., low-latency ticker plants) - Rob Wallos, Citi
• STAC-A1: Benchmarks for event-processing platforms (aka "CEP") - Marc Adler, Citi
• STAC-M2 and STAC-E2: Benchmarks for market data distribution and transaction communication, respectively (e.g., messaging) - Peter Lankford, STAC
Working group members will orient you to the activities of each group, including:
• Which firms are on the working group?
• What were the objectives and requirements that the working group started with?
• What is the key philosophy behind the specs?
• What's the timeline for the specs?
• At a high level, what do the tests look like, and what do they test?
7:00 - Innovation Roundup #2
Five more vendors have five minutes each to convey a new technology and its benefits:
• "Carrier Infiniband extension across the WAN, wide-area extension of virtualization infrastructure, and innovative Disaster Recovery solutions," Peter Yamasaki, Director of Business Development and Product Management, Bay Microsystems.
• "Tier Zero Infrastructure for High Performance Applications: Cost/performance advantages of a tier-zero infrastructure built with memory appliances," by Donpaul Stephens, Founder and President, Violin Memory, Inc.
7:30 - Cocktails
• Network with your peers.
8:30 - End