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ZDNet: Big Blue Brings Linux to Hollywood

Sep 18, 2002, 10:00 (3 Talkback[s])
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"As Hollywood goes ever more digital, IBM is gearing up to grab some of its business by introducing souped-up technology for production and editing of video and audio.

"The technology, called General Parallel File System (GPFS), is a cluster of computing systems with massive storage capabilities and collaborative editing tools for digital content. Media producers, digital editors and animators can use it to concurrently work on postproduction of streamed audio and video in different places around the world, IBM said. For example, moviemakers working on the same project from London and Los Angeles could edit a digital film and see the changes take place simultaneously, helping them save time in the development process.

"The move comes as many technology companies are rushing to be the next star in Hollywood. Recently, Microsoft founder Bill Gates threw a lavish party in Los Angeles to showcase the company's latest audio and video streaming system, Windows Media 9 Series..."

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