Intel® Xeon® Processor 7500 Series: Soleil Synchrotron and CTC Get Mission-Critical Performance plus Lower TCO

If your enterprise is like most today, you’re under pressure to find more powerful IT solutions and cut costs at the same time. It’s a tall order. But mighty performance and lower TCO aren’t mutually exclusive. That’s what Soleil Synchrotron and ITCCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation both found out by trying the new Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series, designed to support the most data-intensive and mission-critical applications.

Soleil Synchrotron is a high-profile French scientific organization conducting particle acceleration and synchrotron radiation research to advance understanding of medicine, chemistry, geophysics, biology, and, most recently, the study of fine art and heritage objects. It's developing a new 64-core supercomputer based on the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series. With the processor’s powerful and scalable performance, different groups can now run concurrent workloads with data processing speed at least three times higher than Soleil Synchrotron’s previous supercomputer delivered.

“Intel Xeon processor 7500 series has provided us with a powerful and scalable platform to accelerate our research into key areas of human understanding such as medicine and physics,” says Phillippe Martinez, head of scientific computing for Soleil Synchrotron.

ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation (CTC) is a multi-vendor supplier that handles a broad and diverse range of hardware and software. Working to strengthen its cloud computing business, it needed to improve the efficiency and reduce the TCO of its increasingly diverse and complex virtualization infrastructure. With new four-way servers fitted with Intel Xeon processors 7500 series, CTC gained high performance and excellent scalability in both virtualization and non-virtualization configurations—all while lowering TCO.

"As virtualization technology progresses, the shift from two-way to four-way servers as the basis for in-house IT platforms provides advantages in both cost and scalability. Our expectation for the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series is that it will take us from the small-scale, siloed solutions used in the past to platforms that integrate our entire IT infrastructure," explains Tomoyuki Higashi, general manager of CTC's Infrastructure Solutions Marketing Department, IT Business Marketing Division.

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