Intel® Xeon® Processor 5500 Series: Taking It to the Extreme for Kstudy and GameServers

“Extreme” is one of those words that can be either bad or good, depending on the context. But if you’re talking about IT performance, “extreme” isn’t just good, it’s great. That’s what Korean learning center Kstudy and online game hosting service GameServers both found out when they looked at the Intel® Xeon® processor 5500 series.

Kstudy needs to store and analyze, in real time, vast amounts of data ranging from students’ credit applications to their grades. The company improved its database server performance by 25 times using Intel Xeon processors 5500 series with Intel® Solid-State Drives.

“Choosing servers with Intel® X25-E SATA Solid-State Drive and Intel Xeon processor x5560 not only improved our processing performance, it also enhanced our overall organizational efficiency and cut costs,” explained Choi Won Seok, CEO of Kstudy.

For GameServers, a key player in the highly competitive online gaming marketplace, the top priority is to attract and retain customers. That means offering an outstanding gaming experience at the lowest possible price. After refreshing its data centers with servers based on the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series, GameServers can now support four times as many customers as with its old servers. Even better, its data center footprint has shrunk by two-thirds.

“The exceptional raw compute performance and increased memory bandwidth of the Intel Xeon processor 5500 series make this series a perfect fit for online gaming,” explained Dave Aninowsky, CEO of GameServers. “Everything we purchase now has Intel Xeon processor 5500 series.”

For the whole story, read our new Kstudy and GameServers business success stories. As always, you can find both of these, and many more, in the Reference Room and IT Center.