Quad-Core AMD OpteronT Processors To Play a Lead Role In Lucasfilm's Datacenter
Subject: General Tech | September 11, 2007 - 11:15 AM | Jeremy Hellstrom
San Francisco, Calif. - September 10, 2007 - At the launch of the
new Quad Core AMD Opteron(tm) processor at Lucasfilm Ltd.'s Letterman
Digital Arts Center (LDAC) today, AMD (NYSE: AMD) and Lucasfilm announced an
expansion of the companies' relationship focused on building the world's
most advanced and energy-efficient datacenters for producing digital arts
and entertainment. Lucasfilm's global operations at the LDAC and in
Singapore are currently powered by AMD Opteron processors to help create and
render stunning visual content for dozens of major motion pictures,
including the three most recent box office champions, among many others.
Lucasfilm also uses AMD technology to create digital content for television
programs and next-generation interactive games.
"We look forward to introducing Quad-Core AMD Opteron processors into
production here at LDAC. AMD is a great technology partner for Lucasfilm in
that they continue to innovate and push the boundaries of energy efficient
processing power," said Kevin Clark, Director of IT Operations for
Lucasfilm. "We are consistently required to raise the bar by producing
cutting edge imagery, and AMD's Quad Core technology has the potential to
make a substantial impact on our capabilities going forward. Coupled with
our requirements of high-performance is our desire to become a model of
energy efficiency, and this is in lock-step with AMD's focus on delivering
powerful yet energy-efficient processors."