Tuesday, February 24, 2015

LA Times Profiles How HPC is Transforming Hollywood

In a recent LA Times profile, Disney Animation is using supercomputers to make some of Hollywood’s biggest blockbusters and Oscar winners. According to the LA Times, in the making of "Big Hero 6," Disney Animation built a supercomputer that is roughly the same size as those operated by the Center for Computational Sciences at Japan's University of Tsukuba and the National Super Computer Center in Hunan, China, according to website Top500.org, which ranks the largest supercomputers in the world.

"They actually run quite complex physics models [on supercomputers]," said Wilfred Pinfold, a supercomputing expert, and the SC15 HPC Matters chair. "If you actually run a physics model, you can sort of judge the math and … things are much more realistic.”

Click here to read the entire article.  The HPC Matters video with more details is also available below: