Chronos is a member of the STAC Benchmark Council which consists of over 300 financial institutions and more than 50 vendor organisations whose purpose is to explore technical challenges and solutions in financial services and to develop technology benchmark standards that are useful to financial organisations. User firms include the largest global banks, brokerage houses, exchanges, hedge funds, proprietary trading shops, and other market participants. Vendor firms include innovative manufacturers of processor, server, storage, and network hardware, as well as horizontal-market software providers and vertical specialists.