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LinuxInsider: Linux-Based Servers: Rise of the Penguin

May 27, 2004, 17:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"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..."

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