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BBC delivered petabytes of content in a single Olympics day

Derek du Preez | Aug. 14, 2012
The BBC has revealed that on the busiest day of its London 2012 Olympics coverage it delivered 2.8 petabytes worth of content, peaking when Bradley Wiggins won gold, where it shifted 700Gb/s.

In other Olympics news, it was revealed last week that the official London 2012 Olympics website, london2012.com, has deteriorated since the Games kicked off, according to a number of benchmarking tests carried out by Compuware.

The results indicate that the average page load time on london2012.com was 10 seconds. However, 28.8 percent of the 2000 benchmark tests for the site exceeded 10 seconds, and almost seven percent of tests exceeded 20 seconds, with times ranging up to 40 seconds.

 

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