The Australian Open: Backstage IT photos

The Australian Open: Backstage IT photos

Summary: The Australian Open turns Melbourne Park into a small city each year, with the underlying information technology having to be scaled up to meet the demands of organising hundreds of matches.

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  • It's an event which brings players from around the world, hoping to be the next one to win the tennis title down under. Those who don't come in person can get updates on the site, which is "one of the biggest websites in Australia for the two weeks", according to Tennis Australia web producer Nick Davies.

    (Credit: IBM)

  • IBM is a sponsor of the tournament, but also supplies much of the information technology gear such as the systems that make sure broadcasters get exact scores as soon as the points are made on the court.

    (Credit: IBM)

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Topics: IBM, Open Source, Servers

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  • 180 Servers - What the hell for?

    I understand HD cameras and stuff, but it sounds a little excessive....
    anonymous
  • VM's worse than physical?

    a seemingly common problem to virtualised servers is how they proliferate even quicker than physical wintel servers.
    After all, only half a dozen clicks and you've got a new one....
    anonymous