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Reuters: IBM Sells Workstations for 'Rings' Films

May 30, 2002, 23:30 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sue Zeidler)

"Under the deal, valued at under $10 million, IBM will supply New Zealand-based Weta Digital with more than 150 6580-WEA Intellistation work stations by the end of the year to aid in the production of the "Lord of the Rings" film trilogy.

"Weta and its sister company, Weta Workshop, won two Oscars this year for their digital effects work on the first film in the Peter Jackson-directed "Lord of the Rings" trilogy.

"IBM and other technology giants are trying to capitalize on major studios' move to embrace the Linux operating system, which has been promoted for its cost savings and flexibility..."

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