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IBM.com: Linux and the Australian Open

Jan 15, 2003, 07:00 (0 Talkback[s])

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"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 world’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 technology..."

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