LucasFilm: A Fast Network Key to Visual Effects

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LucasFilm has produced some of the most memorable visual effects in the history of films. Rendering the special effects for Star Wars (Episodes 1, 2 and 3) and the Terminator and Indiana Jones series requires serious high-performance computing infrastructure in the company’s data center in San Francisco and animation studio in Singapore. In this customer profile from Brocade Communications, LucasFilm senior network manager Peter Hricak talks about the importance of network performance in visual effects and the company’s use of Brocade equipment. This video runs about 4 minutes.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.

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