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Wired: Sinbad Hears Linux's Siren Song

Jul 01, 2003, 17:00 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michelle Delio)

"A thousand years ago, people were telling the story of Sinbad the Sailor and his seven amazing voyages. Now the swashbuckling sailor has been given new life with Linux.

"Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas, an animated movie from DreamWorks Animation Technology that hits theaters July 2, is the first Hollywood production created entirely on Linux. More than 250 Hewlett-Packard workstations running Red Hat Linux make up the core of DreamWorks' graphics platform.

"Animating Sinbad proved a demanding test of the Linux operating system. DreamWorks animators said that when they first began work on the film four years ago, there was no technology capable of doing exactly what they needed it to do..."

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