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Sun Microsystems named as major network server and storage supplier of 2010 Winter Games

The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) today announced that Su...


January 11, 2008  


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The Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) today announced that Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc. will be the official Computer Network Server Supplier.

“The Olympic Games run on information, and Sun servers will provide the platform to deliver it to the world,” said Andy Canham, president, Sun Microsystems of Canada Inc.

As a Tier III sponsor, Sun will supply the server and storage infrastructure and installation support for the critical applications used for the 2010 Winter Games:

These include the Vancouver 2010 Information Diffusion System developed by Atos Origin compiles and distributes real-time data such as scoring and timing results provided by Omega and weather and biographical information to athletes, officials, commentators, broadcast media and a global audience of billions.

This information will run on Sun Fire UltraSPARC servers and StorageTek arrays equipped with the Solaris 10 operating system.

The Games Management Systems will be used by Vancouver 2010 to manage enterprise processes such as accreditation for all attendees as well as the Games calendar for athletes and officials. The Core Games Systems developed by Atos Origin runs on a series of Sun Fire x64 servers with Intel and AMD Opteron processors, running Microsoft Windows operating systems.

The Business Systems that support VANOC in its daily operations as they build towards 2010 will run on Sun Fire x64 servers, providing the foundation for the ongoing management of the Organizing Committee.

“Staging Olympic and Paralympic Games is a hugely demanding and complex task that requires enormous technological capacity, reliability and certainty and we know that Sun is up to the challenge,” said John Furlong, VANOC’s CEO.