ASUS in the Olympics

December 7th, 2010 in .Blogs .News & Events
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So the Olympic ceremonies in Bejing went off without a hitch and with spectacular abandon. Do you remember staring in awe at their amazing light shows and spectacular displays? Yeah, me too. It was quite something to experience and it must have been incredible to have been one of the lucky people able to get there to watch it live and in person.

So I bet you’re wondering why I happen to have transported myself back in time to 2008 ant the last Olympic spectacular. No, it’s not because I am suffering from withdrawal symptoms and can’t wait for the next event. Instead it is something far more interesting.

You see, I was reading about how they had rigged the tech to handle the displays at the Opening Ceremonies in Bejing. I’m not sure what inspired me to do it, I think I was just fascinated by how things have advanced and what has become technically possible over the past few years.

According to what I read, High End Systems (HES), an entertainment lighting and control system manufacturer in Texas, played a major part in the event. They used 120 HES Axon media servers (apparently this was the most ever used on a live event) and the effects were all accomplished in real time using the media servers and projectors with moving Orbital Heads. These were controlled by three of HES’ Wholehog 3 lighting consoles.

So a pretty intricate project, all in all. They did the ring hat encircled the stadium, paper rolls rolling out onto the field with painting on them and all the other moving media. They were extremely impressive to say the least.

So where am I going with all this? Well I found out that the servers used in Beijing had the ASUS P5W DH Deluxe Motherboards powering their all-important selves. Did they fail? No. Did they falter? No. Actually these babies performed perfectly.

Now if that isn’t a testament to motherboard engineering and faith, then I don’t know what is.

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