Re: Render farms; was: Re: Playing can you top that

Subject: Re: Render farms; was: Re: Playing can you top that
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 19 Oct 2009 08:43:24 -0700

This is three films back from Pixar's current project, so presumably
they've upgraded since:

"During Ratatouille, the renderfarm consisted of about 850 machines
with nearly 3200 processors between them. When rendering the final
Ratatouille film frames on a 2.66 GHz processor, each frame took an
average of six hours. It took about 1532 CPU-years to render
Ratatouille, including the lower-resolution renders done at various
points in the pipeline and working iterations. That means that if we
only had one CPU in the renderfarm, Ratatouille wouldn't have been
released until the year 3539. To store the images generated while
making the movie, we used 12 terabytes of disk space."

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