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DreamWorks continues the innovation

February 5, 2008 (Computerworld) DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. has added Ibrix Inc. parallel file server software to its digital animation system in an effort to accelerate high-resolution lighting and rendering applications by up to five times. Artists at the animation studio are using the technology to improve visual detail on films such as Kung Fu Panda, DreamWorks’ next animated feature, which is set for release in June, studio officials said this week.

The Ibrix software has been added to an animation-producing system that includes Hewlett-Packard Co. ProLiant DL385 servers and StorageWorks MSA70 disk shelves. Ed Leonard, DreamWorks chief technology officer, said the Ibrix Fusion software has boosted I/O speeds to shorten concurrent information access by artists across the company’s 4,000-processor Linux cluster computing farm.

Check out this article talking about how DreamWorks is using the technology as an enabler, in this case using a Linux cluster computing farm, very cool. It’s always good to read how people are using the technology, why they’re using and how it’s delivering for them.

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