Gallery: IBM wins grand slam for tennis tech

Gallery: IBM wins grand slam for tennis tech

Summary: The big news at this year's Australian Open tennis tournament might be the length of Venus Williams' skirt or a broken racket but IBM quietly puts fans right in the match.


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  • Cybersecuriity is also an issue as IBM's threat tracker maps and stops potential cyber attacks against the Tennis Australia site from all over the world. This particular attack originated in China and is targeting IBM's US hosting center.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

  • Three datacenters are used across the United States to serve the Australian Open content. This graph is tracking how many hits the site gets, as well as the load capacity of each of the centers.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

  • PointStream is a new tracking system currently in beta from IBM. Deployed for the first time at the Australian Open, PointStream takes vital statistics collected from technicians on the court, such as the type of stroke, speed of ball, faults, unforced errors and more, and graphs them so that a user can watch how their player is tracking in real time.

    The minds behind the project say that the PointStream program can be duplicated and applied to other major events, such as the Queensland flood crisis, to aid analysis.

    Credit: Luke Hopewell/ZDNet Australia

Topic: IBM

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