Speed Cabling: Not For the Faint of Heart

Is it a sport? Or just a specialized discipline? It’s Speed Cabling (link via Server Specs), and it’s making its debut this week in Los Angeles at Machine Project, a gallery for artists working with technology. Speed cabling is a competition in which technologists must untangle lengths of Cat5 Ethernet cable that have been sent through a dryer.

Friday night’s finals will feature speed cabling interspersed with lectures. “Come watch this exciting competition, and learn about the history of telecommunications in Los Angeles, knot theory, and much much more,” the announcement reads. No confirmation yet of a rumored TV deal with ESPN 8 (“The Ocho!”).

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

One Comment

  1. I love The Ocho. That's hilarious!