[photopress:IT_Lenovo_Ollympics_2.jpg,full,alignright]The Lenovo computer maker of China which took over from IBM is supplying 24,000 desktops, 800 laptops, 700 servers and 580 engineers for the Olympics.
With the 2008 Olympic Games only a few months away, Lenovo will have a three-day trial of the hardware infrastructure it has set up in Beijing for the events.
[photopress:IT_Lenovo_Ollympics_1_1.jpg,full,alignleft]The technology rehearsal — the second this year — will include more than 300 Lenovo engineers testing how some 30,000 different pieces of hardware are working together. Running June 10-12, the test will also gauge how well the technicians can deal with whatever problems pop up.
This will be the final test of the hardware before the 17-day Olympic Games kick off on August 8 and these tests are eminently sensible. Lenovo is to be commended..
As the exclusive computer equipment provider, Lenovo is supplying the games with 24,000 ThinkCentre M55e desktop PCs; 800 ThinkPad T60 laptops; and 2,000 desktop printers. The company is also supplying 700 servers, including the Lenovo SureServer R520, the SureServer T350 and the SureServer R630.
A total of 580 engineers are being trained to begin work on the network in July. They will stay on the job through the end of the Olympics.
According to Lenovo the June rehearsal will simulate three of the busiest days of the games. The test is designed to force technicians to practice managing a wide range of potential problems and situations, such as missing equipment, slashed cables, security breaches and power outages.
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