- URL: www.wimbledon.org
- Built in1995
- More than 3.2 million unique visitors visited the Web site in 2001, with over 800,000 unique users logging onto the site for the men's singles final
- On average, each visitor was logged onto the site for 69 minutes per visit
- The biggest market is the US, accounting for about 60% of users, but countries like China are coming on fast
- At present the site is only available in English but McMurragh says IBM will consider translating it into other languages in the future if it identifies sufficient demand
- Last year there were more than 145,000 updates a day when the site was "running hot", says McMurragh.
Facts and figures
- IBM employs about 180 people during the championships
- More than 20 miles of cabling are installed at the club (equivalent to the length of about 1,350 tennis courts)
- Over 250,000 tennis strokes are recorded and analysed during the tournament, creating about 800 facts per match
- IBM installs about 160 systems for use during the event
- More than 140 countries rely on the statistical output, as well as the on-site commentators and journalists
- During the championships, more than 200 desktop and Thinkpad laptops are used
- The physical network is managed by IBM and Cisco. After last year's championship the network was migrated from Token Ring to Switched Ethernet over a Gigabit backbone.