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Ubuntu Linux and Avatar Film

Great kudos to Ubuntu Linux and Canonical for making a great linux distro. The distro is used to render avatar’s (the greatest james cameron film which telling the story of Na’vis in pandora planet) Visual effects and CGI. In Wikipedia article about avatar says

To render Avatar, Weta used a 10,000 sq ft (930 m2) server farm making use of 4,000 Hewlett-Packard servers with 35,000 processor cores running Ubuntu Linux and the Grid Engine cluster manager. The render farm occupies the 193rd to 197th spots in the TOP500 list of the world’s most powerful supercomputers. Creating the Na’vi characters and the virtual world of Pandora required over a petabyte of digital storage, and each minute of the final footage for Avatar occupies 17.28 gigabytes of storage.

Also Grid Engine, an open source batch-queuing system, developed and supported by Sun Microsystems,  is used to manage the servers.

This is defenitly great honour to Ubuntu team and the free software community working with ubuntu to make GNU/Linux a great success….

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