Fifa World Cup supercomputer is based in Slough

Fifa has unveiled its Fifa.com supercomputer site, which will support online access to the world cup.

Fifa has unveiled its Fifa.com supercomputer site, which will support online access to the world cup.

The site, based in Slough, uses 75 supercomputers to serve more than 5.5 billion page views to fans of the 2010 World Cup.

The site will offer two petabytes of video streaming bandwidth which, according to Fifa.com, is twice the storage required to render the recent movie blockbuster Avatar.

"Slough was the natural choice for Fifa.com to house its additional bandwidth requirements. The state-of-the-art venue offers security and will ensure rapid delivery of the online experience to fans," said Matt Stone, head of new media at Fifa,

From Slough, Fifa.com will be distributed globally to tens of thousands of servers which then send content to users from the closest location via a content delivery network, which aims to reduce network latency, by pushing the web pages closers to where users are accessing them.

Read more on Networking hardware

SearchCIO
SearchSecurity
SearchNetworking
SearchDataCenter
SearchDataManagement
Close