CIARA Joins the STAC Benchmark Council

Montreal, QC – May 3, 2017 – CIARA, a division of the Hypertec Group announced today that it has become a member of the STAC Benchmark Council whose purpose is to explore technical challenges and solutions in financial services and to develop technology benchmark standards that are useful to financial organizations. User firms include the largest global banks, brokerage houses, exchanges, hedge funds, proprietary trading shops, and other market participants. Council members define STAC Benchmarks and rely on STAC® for unbiased vendor performance comparisons at every level of the architecture.

“We are proud to announce our membership with STAC,” said Patrick Scateni, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at CIARA. “CIARA is committed to offering low latency, high performance computing solutions for financial institutions that comprise the STAC Benchmark Council. It is important that we demonstrate the latency and computation performance of our ORION HF server line in ways that are relevant to the financial community. We will be completing several STAC-N1™ benchmark studies to prove that our Orion HF family of servers deliver the lowest mean latency, max latency, and jitter (standard deviation of latency) of any system.”

Peter Lankford, Founder and Director of STAC said: “We are pleased that CIARA has joined the Council and will leverage industry standard STAC Benchmarks to demonstrate the latency and other performance characteristics of their ORION HF products in ways defined by the financial community.”

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Founded in 1984, CIARA is a global technology provider that specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, integration, deployment, support and recycling of IT products.  With its vast range of products and services including desktops, workstations, servers and storage, HPC products, high frequency servers, OEM services, deployment services, colocation services and IT asset disposition services, CIARA is considered to be one of the largest system manufacturers in North America and the only provider capable of offering a total hardware lifecycle management solution. The company’s products are employed worldwide by organizations small to large in the sectors of public cloud, content delivery, finance, aerospace, engineering, transportation, energy, government, education and defense.

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Cynthia Ruffino
Hypertec Group


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