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

Multiple records in performance and storage efficiency

Worst pairwise error between 94 ports on 2 devices was 799 picoseconds

Solution sets total of 17 records in scale and baseline benchmarks

Solution set latency records across both messages sizes

Will head up strategy

Featured Events

Global STAC Live, Spring 2020

STAC is going global, on-line, and live! To maintain social distancing, we have combined our spring New York, Chicago, and London events into a massive virtual event for the worldwide STAC community.

Join us for live panels, presentations, Q&A, and exhibits on the latest financial technology--with a particular focus on solving problems made more acute by the current economic crisis.

With built-in video, audio, and text chat, you can interact directly with speakers, see product demos, visit with leading vendors in their exhibit booths, and network with your peers--all without leaving your home or office.

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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...