Endorsement from SFX house is a major win
Case study HPE has enabled DreamWorks Animation to replace legacy storage systems by having Qumulo software running on its Apollo servers.
It started looking at using supercomputers back in 2009 when it ran a project [PDF] at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) with technology that was subsequently used for Kung Fu Panda.
At the time it said a DreamWorks film could require tens of millions of CPU hours in the process of adding colour, texture and lighting to each frame.
A film could involve half a billion individual files and DreamWorks could have ten movies in production at any one time.
Qumulo is a scale-out NAS and object storage startup, founded in a post-Isilon era, and it provided Apollo 4200 Gen 9 server support with its Core software in November last year.