Beijing Olympics IT enters final straight of testing

Final tests for the technology infrastructure supporting the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are due to take place in two weeks' time. Lenovo said it was...

Final tests for the technology infrastructure supporting the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games are due to take place in two weeks' time.

Lenovo said it was planning the final and most gruelling test of its IT systems, a three-day technology rehearsal on 10 June to 12 June that will involve more than 300 Lenovo engineers and thousands of Lenovo PCs. Atos Origin completed the IT system for the Bejing Olympics last July.

More than 20,000 pieces of equipment have been put to the test. The comprehensive technical rehearsal is expect to test not only the physical equipment supporting the Olympic Games but also the thousands of personnel who oversee it.

Lenovo said the test would simulate three of the busiest days at the games. The rehearsal will force participants to practice managing an array of potential problems and scenarios - missing equipment, slashed cables, security breaches and power outages, Lenovo said. Nearly 95% of Lenovo's computing equipment at every venue will be deployed over the three days of intensive practice and problem solving.

PCs used during the tests will be tested in an environment of 90% humidity and other equipment will be tested to check it can withstand the challenges of Beijing's summer, including high temperatures, dust and humidity.




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