U2 Summer Tour Relies on Dell Workstations
The 2011 "U2 360" stage is seven stories high and weighs 54 tons. It can cover most of a major league baseball field and keeps most of the electronics directly above the stage. To ensure that each show comes off without a hitch, show producer Live Nation Entertainment which used to build all its own custom IT, has deployed off-the-shelf Dell Precision R5400 rack-mounted workstations and UltraSharp U2711 monitors for concert video control and management. Recently eWEEK had the opportunity to check out the results of a U2 show first hand; the one in this slide show was staged June 17 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.