Published on 27 Oct 2011
“ The IBM iDataPlex solution puts us on the same level as animation studios on the other side of the world. ”
Auchuara Kijkanjanas, managing director, Kantana Animation Studios
Kantana Animation Studios
Media and Entertainment
Kantana Animation Studios, based in Bangkok, Thailand, is making a new animated feature about global warming. Called Eco Planet, the film is set to be the first stereoscopic animated feature in Southeast Asia.
To meet the studio’s goals for the film, Kantana needed an energy-efficient, high-performance computing platform that would help accelerate development.
Working with IBM, Kantana Animation Studios implemented a 36-node IBM® System x® iDataPlex® system running the Intel® Xeon® processor 5600 series. With high energy efficiency and a small data center footprint, the iDataPlex solution enables the studio to leverage green computing to make a film about preserving the environment.
The IBM solution enables animators to render frames two to three times faster, reduces power and cooling costs by half, and provides massive scalability without disrupting operations.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
General Parallel File System
Technical Computing, Energy Efficiency, General Parallel File System (GPFS)
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