Cascade Lake Shows Up to 84 Percent Gen-on-Gen Advantage on STAC Benchmarking

May 13, 2019

The Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) issued a report Friday comparing the performance of Intel's Cascade Lake processors with previous-gen Skylake u Read more…

Nvidia Claims 6000x Speed-Up for Stock Trading Backtest Benchmark

May 13, 2019

A stock trading backtesting algorithm used by hedge funds to simulate trading variants has received a massive, GPU-based performance boost, according to Nvidia, Read more…

Dell HPC Server Shines on STAC Test

August 2, 2017

A STAC report released this week indicates the Dell PowerEdge C4130 server set several new records on the STAC-A2 test suite (financial risk analysis). The mach Read more…

Dell Knights Landing Machine Sets New STAC Records

November 2, 2016

The Securities Technology Analysis Center, commonly known as STAC, has released a new report characterizing the performance of the Knight Landing-based Dell PowerEdge C6320p server on the STAC-A2 benchmarking suite, widely used by the financial services industry to test and evaluate computing platforms. The Dell machine has set new records for both the baseline Greeks benchmark and the large Greeks benchmark. Read more…

Cray KNL-Based XC40 Shines on STAC–A2 Benchmark

October 10, 2016

Ever faster financial analysis is a much-sought competitive edge throughout financial services. Last week a new STAC report showed a Cray XC40 Knights Landing s Read more…

Intel Haswell-EX Server Sets STAC-A2 Performance Record

September 2, 2015

Intel has reasserted its prominence on a subset of financial benchmarks designed to evaluate platforms for the pricing and market risk analytics. More powerful Read more…

CPUs Outperform GPUs in Financial Markets Benchmark

September 22, 2014

A recent benchmark conducted by the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) is helping to dispel the myth that GPUs are the primary drivers responsible for Read more…

GPUs Enable Real-Time Risk Management

January 7, 2014

A recent report from the Securities Technology Analysis Center (STAC) shows for the first time that GPUs boost computing speed such that risk management benchma Read more…

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