Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series: Performance is the Word for NHN Corporation and SK Communications

If you had to summarize your data center needs in just one word, what would that word be? For two Korean companies, NHN Corporation and SK Communications, the word was performance—and the solution was Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series-based servers.

NHN Corporation operates popular portal services including game and search engine portals. It was looking for servers that delivered higher performance that could translate into both faster response time for customers and lower operating costs for the company.

SK Communications, an Internet service provider, had a similar need—better server performance and response times and lower costs.

Both companies found the same solution.

“The Intel Xeon processor 5500 series platform gave us about 50 percent improvement in throughput and over 300 percent reduction in response time over the previous-generation platform,” explained Chan Song, chief of performance architecture for NHN Corporation.

For SK Communications, Intel‘s optimization tools were a big asset, helping  the engineers locate inefficient code and correct bad programming habits.

“The optimization was a great help,” said Jeong-Gon Kim, an SK Communications developer who worked on the project, “and we were able to achieve an over five times performance improvement.”

For the whole story, read our new NHN Corporation and SK Communications success stories. As always, you can find these, and many more, in the Reference Room and IT Center.