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DreamWorks uses Cloud, scalable WAN for Puss in Boots

DreamWorks Animation SKG has revealed details of its use of HP technology in its latest film, Puss in Boots.

The film, which was released this week, was created thanks to the use of 200 high-performance HP workstations, blade servers which powered 117 terabytes of data and a scalable 10G WAN/LAN environment.

DreamWorks Animation SKG’s chief technology officer, Ed Leonard, said the technology was crucial to the success of the 3D film.

“As with all of our films, Puss in Boots required powerful systems to support the digital demands of our creative teams,” Leonard said.

“Knowing that we have the support of our partners at HP allows us to free our artists from technical limitations, letting them focus on creating the most powerful 3D CG experiences.”

The film also called upon the use of HP’s Cloud services, which were able to eliminate the need for a physical data centre expansion, with eight million of the 63 million hours of rendering done through the Cloud.

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