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IT testing for Olympics begin

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on August 15, 2007

From China Knowledge

The Chinese government has started testing of the information technology infrastructure for the Beijing Olympics, the South China Morning Post reported Tuesday.

The organising committee has to prepare for a wireless system to be used in the Games for the first time. In addition, Hou Xinyi the deputy director for technology of the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad told SCMP that two major challenges of the Games’ IT and communications infrastructure are predicted to be the potential hackers and the huge number of users of the official Olympic website,

Hou said they are “testing a lot of different scenarios,” and these tests will be conducted in all the 42 ‘Good Luck Beijing’ sporting events lasting till June 2008. The QA testing will take place in the 31 competition venues and six other cities, SCMP reported.

The entire IT and communications infrastructure for the Olympics is worth about US$400 million, the report revealed. The infrastructure links over 60 Mainland competition and non-competition venues, and uses over 900 servers, 7,000 PCs and 1,000 network and security devices, SCMP said.

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