DreamWorks Uses HP Converged Infrastructure

HP’s Converged Infrastructure Goes Hollywood | ZDNet: " . . . HP’s relationship with DreamWorks is more than a decade old and for their latest film, DreamWorks relied almost entirely on the HP technology infrastructure; networking, servers, workstations, storage, and management tools all were part of the HP converged infrastructure. The network was built for continuous availability and utilized the HP FlexNetwork architecture with management via the HP Intelligent Management Center. Storage duties were handled by centrally managed HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage, HP MSA P2000, HP StoreAll Storage and HP StoreOnce Backup. HP Workstations were used to create the world that the Crood characters inhabit, and the extensive rendering necessary, reported as 80 million hours, was delivered with a compute infrastructure that consisted of four rendering farms, located globally (Glendale and Redwood City, Calif.; Las Vegas; and Bangalore, India,. featured the HP Proliant BL460c Gen8 server blades, which HP claims were able to deliver more than 40% greater performance than the previous generation hardware they supplemented and replaced. On average, 500,000 rendering jobs were completed each day of work at the rendering datacenters. . . ." (read more at link above)

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