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AMD's CPUs Help Put The Magic In Lucasfilm's Special Effects

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May 19, 2006 5:52:04 PM

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.
May 20, 2006 6:59:24 AM

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.
May 20, 2006 4:51:50 PM

It´s just amazing. AMD had the power crown for the last few years, but what will happen later with the Conroe arrival? Does it look good for SMP?
May 20, 2006 10:36:30 PM

well thing is this is not amd vers intel so dose Conroe or amd matters. See there useing servers. Which conroe not in that segment.
May 22, 2006 7:18:19 AM

probably just 2 c who would notice, but ya i noticed that 2.
May 22, 2006 7:21:17 AM

lots of computing power there. I'd b interested to find out what OS(s) they're using these days. Used to be all IRIX and SGI. A great article.