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..."