December 4, 2001

Lord of the special effects uses Linux

Author: JT Smith has a feature on Weta Digital chief technical officer Jon Labrie, whose team worked on special
effects for the movie, "The Lord of the Rings."

He says Linux is gradually replacing Irix as the operating system of choice in the effects world, and Weta's facility is running a substantial amount of Linux at the moment, on processors in the
machine room that are "the core of the rendering wall."


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