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August 29, 2005

Spanish digital film company ditches Windows for Solaris

Spanish digital animation film company Dygra Films has decided to ditch its X86 servers based on Intel Corp chips, Microsoft Corp Windows, and .NET technology and move its render farm to a cluster of 31 Sun Fire V20z Opteron servers and four Sun Fire V240 UltraSparc servers, all running Solaris 10 and all from Sun Microsystems Inc.

By CBR Staff Writer

Dygra Films is the creator of The Living Forest, the first feature-length, 3D animated film created in Europe, and the Sun gear is being used to create its next film, called Midsummer Dream. To store the data for the films, the company is using Sun’s StorEdge 3510 Fibre Channel disk arrays and its StorEdge L100 tape libraries.

Dygra Films says that it was able to remove bottlenecks in its cluster by moving to the Sun solution, and was able to speed up production by 50 percent. Of course, neither Sun nor Dygra Films would say how big the prior Wintel cluster was, so it is hard to attribute the improvements to architecture choices alone. The film company is also jumping from .NET to Java technologies as part of the jump to the new render farm.

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