- The 6,000 connected devices reach 400 teraflops, and make this computer party the biggest supercomputer in the Basque Country and one of the largest in Spain.
- 7,600 participants and 3,000 visitors have attended the 200 entertainment and educational activities organised in the event.
- Sabino San Vicente, event coordinator, is “extremely satisfied” with the attendance, participation and functioning of the Internet. He also underlines the success of increasing the number of seats.
- The new innovation and entrepreneurship area called The Lab has had very good results too, and it will be further promoted next year.
- The event has been organised by Euskaltel Konekta and sponsored by the Basque Government through Spri and the Provincial Council of Bizkaia.
The 6,000 devices connected to the Internet have made Euskal Encounter 24 one of the largest supercomputers in Spain, reaching 400 teraflops of computing capacity. This way, the event has created the biggest supercomputer in the Basque Country and one of the largest in the country.
The party has increased the number of computer locations up to 4,608 seats and it has made this event the second largest computer enthusiasts meeting in Europe. More than 10,000 participants and visitors have attended Euskal Encounter in the four days the event has taken place, and the 6,000 devices connected to the Net have made a new record.
The participants have shared more than 3 million gigabytes of data using an Internet connection speed of 40 gigabytes per second. This makes Euskal Encounter one of the fastest lan parties in the world. More than 200 entertainment and educational activities have been offered in four days around the areas of digital art, computer security, free software, hardware and video gaming.
Euskal Encounter 25: development of The Lab
Sabino San Vicente, member of Euskaltel Konekta and the event organizer, has shown his “great satisfaction” with this year’s edition in relation to the attendance, participation and functioning of the Internet. He also underlines the success of increasing the number of seats. In fact, the first customer satisfaction surveys are showing the great mark the participants are giving the party.
San Vicente has also pinpointed the good results of the new innovation and entrepreneurship area called The Lab. As a consequence, this new zone to help entrepreneurs and start-ups will be further promoted next year.
Sabino San Vicente has also thanked the generous help of dozens of volunteers and he has also praised the civic spirit and comradeship of the thousands of participants. Even though he hasn’t given any information regarding next year’s edition, he has admitted that the Euskal Encounter organisation team is working to make “an unforgettable edition”.