Houston, Texas, USA and Reykjavík, Iceland, October 27, 2005 -- Texas Memory
Systems, maker of the World's Fastest StorageŽ, and CCP Games, award winning
developer of the massively multiplayer online role playing game, EVE Online,
today revealed that the world's largest game universe is accelerated by RamSan
solid state disks. A record breaking 17,000+ concurrent users have interacted
together within the EVE Online game environment.
CCP's online multiplayer game is set apart from other such games because all
players are on one server cluster, while other online role-playing games force
different groups of users into different gaming clusters. To manage the demand
by thousands of simultaneous gamers, CCP installed a 64-Gigabyte RamSan-400
solid state disk to accelerate their Microsoft Windows SQL Server database. The
Texas Memory Systems' solid state disk resulted in a 40x improvement in
performance by removing I/O bottlenecks allowing CCP to not only support much
higher number of users but also improve the current user experience.
"The effect of the RamSan was immediate on both system performance and customer
satisfaction," said Hilmar V. Pétursson, CEO of CCP. "After installing the
RamSan, our player forums quickly lit up with enthusiastic and positive
comments. Now we can focus our engineering resources on expanding our game
universe and the customer experience without the limitations imposed by hard
disk performance. It's going to be a nice change for our developers."
"CCP´s setup for EVE Online is among the most creative, exciting and fun uses
of solid state disk technology," said Woody Hutsell, Executive Vice President
of Texas Memory Systems. "Although the user interface is very different, the
underlying performance issues facing this massive online game are the same as
those faced by stock exchanges, banks and telecommunications businesses that
also use our solid state systems."
About Texas Memory Systems
Texas Memory Systems (http://www.texmemsys.com) manufactures the World's
Fastest StorageŽ and is the market leader in solid state disks. Their RamSan
line of solid state storage is used to accelerate enterprise applications like
OLTP databases, batch processes, and data warehouses, modeling and video
editing. Founded in 1978, they sell direct to large enterprise and government
organizations. Texas Memory Systems' products are also available through OEM
and reseller partners.
About CCP Games
CCP Games (http://www.ccpgames.com), a privately held company, is a recognized
leader in the creation of challenging and unique massively multiplayer online
games that offer gamers a fresh alternative to traditional fantasy games. CCP
creates, develops, publishes, and distributes its games, and is one of the few
MMOG companies that have experienced continued user growth since its start. CCP
Games is headquartered in Reykjavík, Iceland.
"EVE Online" (http://www.eve-online.com) is the forerunner of next-generation
massively multiplayer online role-playing games (MMORPGs) and is set in a
virtual world of galactic magnitude that is governed by a hyper-capitalistic
Texas Memory Systems, World's Fastest Storage and RamSan are trademarks or
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