IBM.com: Linux and the Australian Open
Jan 15, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])
[ Thanks to Kellie for this link.
"In 2002, a record 6.7 million visits from more than 1.1 million
unique visitors from around the world registered over 70 million
page views, and downloaded over 1.2 million IBM Real-time
Scoreboards during the two weeks of the tournament. But most of the
public was oblivious to the effort that goes into making the
Australian Open one of the worldâ€™s most
successful tennis events.
"Hosting a major sporting events is among the most demanding of
web applications. It combines real-time reporting of scores with
high traffic volumes that are difficult to profile. IBM hosts
several major sports events, including the Australian Open, and
uses them as a proving ground for Linux and eBusiness on demand