UCloud Speeds Up Packet Processing Capacity by 5x1 with Intel® Technologies

Key Takeways

  • Gaming, e-commerce and retail industries demand a huge amount of high-frequency, small-packet transmission.

  • Cloud service providers (CSPs) able to meet this demand can capitalize on significant commercial opportunities in this sector.

  • UCloud sped up the packet processing capacity of its Net-Enhanced UHost platform by 5x1 using 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® SSDs, and 25GbE Intel® Ethernet.



Delivering cloud services to industries such as gaming, e-commerce, and retail can be demanding. These types of businesses typically require a huge amount of high-frequency, small-packet transmission to meet their own customers’ expectations. Meeting this particular demand of these consumer-oriented businesses can be tough, and puts a strain on network I/O.

One of the leading cloud computing companies in China, UCloud, delivers cloud services to a number of consumer services businesses, providing infrastructure, platform, artificial intelligence, and big data platforms. The company wanted to improve its packet processing capacity as part of the release of its new Net-Enhanced UHost solution, to offer a faster, more competitive product to its customer base.

We chose Next-Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors because they can provide us with high clock frequency and strong computing performance, allowing us to innovate around the needs of our customers. Our new Net-Enhanced UHost can effectively solve the peak demands of customers in the e-commerce and gaming industries.

By basing its Net-Enhanced UHost solution on 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, UCloud has been able to launch it with a packet processing capacity of up to 5 million packets per second (pps), five times faster than the previous generation UHost.1 In addition, UCloud has updated its infrastructure using Intel® SSDs with up to 24,000 IOPS and 25GbE Intel® Ethernet, which helps UCloud meet the surge demands of peak network traffic.

More about 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors

The new 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors provide the foundation for a powerful data-centric solution that creates an evolutionary leap in agility and scalability. Disruptive by design, this innovative processor sets a new level of platform convergence and capabilities across compute, storage, memory, network, and security. Enterprises and cloud and communications service providers can now drive forward their most ambitious digital initiatives with a feature-rich, highly versatile platform.

  • Up to 30x improvement in inference performance on Intel® Xeon® Platinum 9282 processor (56 cores) with Intel® Deep Learning Boost (Intel® DL Boost) for ResNet-50 (image classification workload) using Intel® Optimization for Caffe* vs. Intel® Xeon® Platinum 8180 processor at launch2
  • Up to 2x system memory capacity and support up to 36TB on 8-socket systems with Intel® Optane™ DC persistent memory3
  • Up to 2x average generational gains on 2-socket servers with new Intel® Xeon® Platinum 9200 processor4
  • Up to 1.33x average generational gains on Intel® Xeon® Gold processor5