RamSan Solid State Disks Enable 17,000 Concurrent Gamers on EVE Online

11/1/2005 - Texas Memory Systems, maker of the World’s Fastest Storage®, and CCP Games, award winning developer of the massively multiplayer online role playing game, EVE Online, 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 manufactures the World's Fastest Storage® 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, 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" 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 economy.

Texas Memory Systems, World’s Fastest Storage and RamSan are trademarks or registered trademarks of Texas Memory Systems.

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