Dustin Kirkland: 35,000-Core Ubuntu Server Farm Renders Avatar

They have a 2 Petabyte disk array, 10gbps networking, and 35,000 cores (4,000+ HP blades) in their data center, and still it takes 48 hours to render some of their graphic sequences.

According to Paul, Ubuntu is at the core of all of this,

Ok, I still have to see the film. Anyway, I think that it’s fairly impressive just reading about the computational power that nowadays it’s needed to produce a film like Avatar! Additionally, I must admit that my “open source” side is pleased to know that they are using Ubuntu on their machines… 😉

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