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London Olympic Games

Posted in Software testing by testing in London on October 27, 2011

A recent article in the Telegraph had a list of 10 things about the technology of the London Olympic Games. The list was attributed to Atos, one of the major technology providers for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Some quite interesting facts in there such as four billion people are expected to watch the London games on TV. And that there will be 8.5 billion intelligent terminals (that’s smart phones, such as Android or iPhone, tablets, such as iPad. and PCs) accessing the internet by 2012. Staggering numbers.

But from a testing perspective the key fact was:

200,000 hours – or 23.5 years’ – worth of testing will be carried   out on the IT systems before the games start, to simulate and prepare for   every possible scenario. To put that in perspective, that’s the equivalent   of 8,333 days’ work.

That is a fair bit of testing by any standard.

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  1. Phil Kirkham said,

    “every possible scenario.”
    Really ?
    I’d think that would take a lot more than 200,000 hours 🙂


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