LinuxInsider: Linux-Based Servers: Rise of the Penguin
May 27, 2004, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lynn Greiner)
[ Thanks to Matt for
this link. ]
"Thanks to a plump little sea bird, a full-length 3D animated
motion picture from a major Hollywood studio will soon be coming to
a movie screen near you. Tux the penguin, the famed Linux mascot,
may not be listed in the credits, but the technology behind the
magic is a Linux server farm powered by 1,000 Xeon CPUs from
Mississauga, Ontario-based Helios/Oceana.
"Linux was the operating system of choice, said David Plant,
director of business development at the company--which specializes
in leading-edge digital video and visualization
applications--because it allowed the customer to take advantage of
recent developments in Alias/Wavefront's Maya animation software.
The installation was similar to the one that generated the effects
for the Lord of the Rings trilogy..."