SGI Adds More Workstations To Disney Features
SGI announced that it would be providing Walt Disney Feature Animation with more than 500 of its Silicon Graphics visual workstations, which will include their new Silicon Graphics Octane2. Previously, Disney has used SGI workstations to create digital characters and special effects for their features GONE IN 60 SECONDS, MISSION TO MARS, DINOSAUR and the upcoming 102 DALMATIANS. The Silicon Graphics Octane2 has more visualization power, a high-performance MIPS RISC processor and new industry-first features. "SGI has been part of the Walt Disney magic for nearly two decades and will certainly continue to be an integral part of our production activity in the future," said John Carey, VP of technology at Walt Disney Feature Animation. "The SGI product line scales from the desktop to large multiprocessor server solutions in a way that no other single vendor can match. That combined with its world-class service and support makes SGI the best choice available for the creation of the sort of content that makes Disney the undisputed world leader in digital production."