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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

Cabled OFS AccuCore hollow-core fiber was 1.6 ns/m faster than solid-core

Solution sets single-server records in cold and warm runs of the large Greeks benchmark

Featured Events

Global STAC Live, Spring 2021

Thanks to all of you who made Global STAC Live Spring 2021 a great success. While we missed seeing you in person this spring, we are thrilled that the STAC community was able to gather and discuss finance's critical technology needs and trends.

The agenda, recorded presentations, and slides from the event are available here.

Plans are now underway for the in-person STAC Summits this fall. Dates are:

  • New York City: Oct. 21
  • Chicago: Nov. 1
  • London: Nov. 11

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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...