Don't get them wet. (The servers)
Keep away from bright lights. (The staff)
No coding complex queries after midnight??
Family favourite DreamWorks Animation has built a cloud platform powered by microservices that uses a graph database and Gremlin query language to guide the production of its films. This digital pipeline handles everything from early pre-visualisation to the final render and will be employed in its next feature. This setup has …
and that future phone, with all of it's CPU cores, RAM, and computing power, will still have a 2D FLATTY interface, allegedly because it "wastes CPU cycles" to make it 3D Skeuomorphic... (whether people PREFER the 3D or not, and every study _I_ have seen says it's about 2:1 in favor of the 3D-like appearance of things as far back as Windows 3 and OS/2 PM 1.2...)
and people will STILL use their uber-powerful smart phones just to look at cat videos, e-mail, and the next gen of Fa[e][cebook. And maybe a game app or two...
meanwhile, Dreamworks would hopefully settle for an integrated solution where all xxx,xxx cores can work with one another gracefully. And probably running Linux, or a BSD or Solaris derivative OS...
thinking of 'mythical man month' there's 'mythical CPU core count increase' too, for determining how effective a 'moore's law' architecture evolution is when you can't just double the frequency any more.
It's a huge number of files.
In HPC land we'd normally use something like HDF5 to store the images (or other matrices) which are then very fast to access compared to have zillions of files all over the filesystem. Some people also use SQLite for this and I assume there are other similar tools that'd also work.
Hold on a sec. Somebody mentioned “How To Train Your Dragon” and there’s no NetApp reference yet ???
Well did you know that NetApp was involved in the production of “How To Train Your Dragon” ?
One of dreamworks employees sent an email. And that email was actually stored on a NetApp system somewhere.
And then a graphic designer had a NetApp mousepad.
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The key messages here are very encouraging from a DevOps perspective. They had the balls to experiment at a scale that affected their whole pipeline. Creating a dummy show probably cost less than the cloud hosting and time spent learning the new tech. Bravo to whoever had the vision to do this.
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