Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series: Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena Gains through Green IT

Even the oldest bank in the world can benefit from today’s newest green technologies. That’s what Italy’s Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena, founded in 1472, learned when it replaced its Siena data center’s old servers with new ones powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor X5570. The bank was able to cut energy consumption by 1.3 million KWh per year and save EUR 261,000 (USD 320,000) while reducing carbon emissions by 648 tons.

“We are committed to reducing energy consumption, not only in our data centers but also across the whole corporate network,” explained Gianluca Pancaccini, general manager of the Consorzio Operativo Gruppo Montepaschi, which owns the bank. “The Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series has enabled us to save 1.3 million kWh in one year—the equivalent of more than EUR 261,000 (USD 320,000).”

Read the whole story in our new Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena case study. As always, you can find this one, and many more, in the Reference Room and IT Center.