Photos: Tracking the servers at Wimbledon

Photos: Tracking the servers at Wimbledon

Summary: Grab yourself a Pimms and join us on a tour of IBM's facilities at Wimbledon, where the company aims to keep the scores and more

TOPICS: Emerging Tech

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  • The cabinets handling the communications for Wimbledon are modest. Every packet of data passes through one of these three units.

  • Wimbledon is by no means exclusively high-tech. Here, on one of the outer courts, the match score is being kept using a more time-honoured method — a ball boy and a stack of cards.

    The score is also being kept electronically, but the electronic scoreboards themselves are the preserve of the show courts only.

Topic: Emerging Tech


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