May 30 Concluding Year-Long Test Schedule, Lenovo Gears Up for Final Technology Rehearsal Before Beijing 2008 Olympic Games

May 30, 2008, 1 a.m. (ET)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.- After a full year of Beijing-based international athletic competitions used to test the technology infrastructure supporting the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, Lenovo is preparing for the final and most grueling test of all, a three-day comprehensive technology rehearsal June 10-12 that will involve more than 300 Lenovo engineers and thousands of Lenovo PCs. More than 20,000 pieces of Lenovo equipment have been put to the test in more than one year of"Good Luck Beijing"athletic competitions, including Olympic sports ranging from archery and diving to synchronized swimming and taekwondo. As a worldwide Olympic partner and the exclusive computing equipment provider, Lenovo is providing the Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of the XXIX Olympiad (BOCOG) with more than 30,000 pieces of equipment including desktop and notebook PCs, monitors and servers. During the Good Luck Beijing events, much of this equipment underwent extensive testing and fine-tuning, providing invaluable hands-on experience for many of the 580 Lenovo engineers who will be working on-site in August. With the test events complete on June 1, the final preparatory event will be the comprehensive technical rehearsal conducted by BOCOG June 10-12. The physical equipment supporting the Olympic Games and the thousands of personnel who oversee it will participate in"Technical Rehearsal 2"(TR2), simulating three of the busiest days at the Olympic Games. The rehearsal will force participants to practice managing an array of potential problems and scenarios-missing equipment, slashed cables, security breaches, power outages, etc. Nearly 95 percent of Lenovos computing equipment at every venue will be deployed over the three days of intensive
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