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Lord of The Rings: the largest Intel data centre in the world
Posted on 16-Jun-2003 12:34 | Tags Filed under: News


"Supplier IBM has begun delivering 1174 blade servers, each with dual 2.8 gigahertz Xeon Intel processors and 6 gigabytes of memory.

Weta technical head Scott Houston says about 3200 processors will be running flat out next month on The Return of the King, making Weta Digital the largest Intel-based high-performance computing centre in the world by Intel's estimation. "

"The first film had about 400 special effects shots. The second had 800 and this film will have at least as many as the first two combined," said Houston.

"If you remember the book, in this film there two giant battles, there are armies of the dead, there is the fight with Shelob the spider and of course lots more of Gollum."

Is this big or what? Here in Wellington people joke when we have a power surge "Weta is powering on all the servers now" .


More information: http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,2540295a1...




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