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35,000 Core Ubuntu Server Farm at Weta Digital

I just read an article over at Dustin Kirkland’s blog regarding the enormous server farm that Weta Digital has setup to render blockbuster movies. Apparently the latest Blockbuster, Avatar, had scenes rendered using a 35,000 core Ubuntu-based server farm. 35,000! That is hard to imagine! They’ve also rendered a few other films you may have heard of:

* Avatar
* District 9
* The Day the Earth Stood Still
* King Kong
* Jumper
* Lord of the Rings
* Fantastic Four
* i-Robot
* X-Men
* Eragon

It is amazing to think that in just a few short years Ubuntu has gained such a reputation that it would be used for such high-end commercial services.

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