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

Sapphire Rapids improves on Ice Lake’s throughput, speed, and efficiency.

RAFT transmits from Chicago to London in less than 25ms.

Lenovo and Intel’s Sapphire Rapids show generational improvements.

Sliding window inference using FPGA as an accelerator.

Featured Events

Fall STAC Summits - 2023

The Spring 2023 STAC Summits were a huge success. The US and UK user attendance was our highest yet and grew 35% over last fall. We also returned to APAC, with our first event in Singapore. Across all cities, the feedback was very positive.

We're looking forward to the Fall 2023 STAC Summits, which are open for registration:

If you'd like to speak, sponsor, or exhibit, please contact us.


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...