Unisys ES7000 Server Powers World-Record-Breaking Gaming Event; World's Largest LAN Party and Computer Festival Hosts Highest Number of Online Players Ever Recorded on a Single Game Server

BLUE BELL, Pa.--()--Dec. 2, 2004--Officials from The Guinness Book of World Records recently confirmed the highest number of players ever recorded on a single game server at the DreamHack Winter 2004 festival in Jonkoping, Sweden. DreamHack - the world's largest LAN (Local Area Network) party and game festival - hosted 1,160 video game players on a Unisys ES7000/540 server.

The Unisys ES7000/540 server, equipped with 32 Intel Xeon 2.2 GHz processors and 32GB internal memory running Microsoft's Windows Datacenter, supported gamers as they competed in "CounterStrike" - a popular online, team-based game simulating counter-terrorist warfare.

The DreamHack Winter 2004 festival included more than 5,272 paying attendees and 5,852 computers on the DreamHack LAN.

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Contacts

Unisys
Chris Larkin, 610-648-2649
chris.larkin@unisys.com
or
Weber Shandwick
Steve Sumner, 212-445-8475
ssumner@webershandwick.com

Contacts

Unisys
Chris Larkin, 610-648-2649
chris.larkin@unisys.com
or
Weber Shandwick
Steve Sumner, 212-445-8475
ssumner@webershandwick.com