As Chief Technology Officer of Lucasfilm and Industrial Light and Magic, Cliff Plumer is responsible for bringing together the people and computers behind the spectacular special effects we see on the big screen and in games. AMD CPUs power virtually every stationary and mobile graphics workstation and server at Lucasfim. Find out why in this exclusive interview.
That was a very good interview. Episode III was the best FX I've ever seen. No shots looked digital at all. Opterons are shining in special fx. It sounds like they are using HP DL585 (since they mentioned HP 9300 workstations) and that means only 8000 cores to push 150 TB across the network.