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[News] Film Industry Likes GNU/Linux+GPUs, Linux Gaming Praised

ATI & NVIDIA In The Linux Hollywood

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| In this talk by Robin Rowe and Gabrielle Pantera, this duo had discussed how 
| Linux managed to succeed in this industry and one of the reasons was because 
| of NVIDIA and their hardware support under Linux via their binary drivers.   
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http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NjM3MQ

An incomplete list of high quality Open Source games

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| It is often mentioned that many games are not available on Linux. While 
| several big titles are indeed missing such Linux ports, the Open Source 
| community itself produced some impressive titles. Here is a short list 
| together with some promo videos.   
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http://liquidat.wordpress.com/2008/03/03/an-incomplete-list-of-high-quality-open-source-games/


Recent:

Interview: The driver behind NASA's Mars Rovers

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| It all runs on a collection of high-end Linux boxes -- nice systems, but 
| commodity PC hardware. Since 3-D visualisation is a big part of the job, the 
| Linux boxes sport bonzer NVIDIA graphics cards.  
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http://www.pcworld.idg.com.au/index.php/id;563338166;pp;1


Open Source and Movie Magic

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| Last week at FOSDEM, I attended Tux With Shades, Linux In Hollywood, a 
| keynote by Robin Rowe and Gabrielle Pantera. Robin is the admin of the 
| CinePaint project, which is used for frame-by-frame retouching of film - part 
| of a long chain of technology needed for making movie magic, all of which 
| typically runs on Linux.    
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http://sourceforge.net/community/open-source-and-movie-magic/


Feeling the heat at Microsoft

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| A couple of years ago you reiterated that IBM was Microsoft's biggest 
| competitor and you said not just on the business side, but overall. If I ask 
| you who is Microsoft's biggest competitor now, who would it be?  
| 
| Ballmer: Open...Linux. I don't want to say open source. Linux, certainly have 
| to go with that.
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http://www.news.com/Feeling-the-heat-at-Microsoft/2008-1012_3-6232458.html?tag=ne.fd.mnbc


Hollywood, Linux, and CinePaint at FOSDEM 2008

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| At first, studios had no choice but to develop Linux applications in house. 
| The film industry has millions of lines of Linux code, both desktop 
| applications and server pipelines. Studio Linux programmers write code in 
| C++, Python, Perl, and Java. What does all this secret proprietary Linux code 
| do? And, why do they do parallel programming with grid computing? How does 
| the film industry use renderfarms with thousands of CPUs?     
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http://linuxgazette.net/147/rowe.html


DreamWorks wins an award for its innovative use of Linux

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| Behind that effort sits Ed Leonard, chief technology officer at DreamWorks, 
| who has been recognized for his work with an Annie Award for "promoting the 
| Linux open system for animation in animation studios and gaming software 
| development."   
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http://blogs.cnet.com/8301-13505_1-9865829-16.html


Linux Goes Hollywood With New Terra Soft Film Rendering Tool

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| Y-Film is a product formed from two separate applications. The first is a 
| cluster construction suite supported by Terra Soft's Y-HPC platform. The 
| second is the Artist Productivity and Asset Management Tools developed by 
| Scott Frankel, president and VFX supervisor at Circle-S Studios and the lead 
| developer of Y-Film. The tool set runs on x86 Linux, Power Linux and Mac OS 
| X.     
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http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/60254.html


Linux in Hollywood

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=636VZ_R-NVs


Studios Using Linux

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|     * Digital Domain
|     * Disney
|     * Double Negative
|     * DreamWorks Animation
|     * Flash Film Works
|     * Hammerhead
|     * Industrial Light & Magic
|     * Moving Picture Company
|     * Pixar
|     * Rhythm & Hues
|     * Sony Pictures
|     * Tippett
|     * Weta Digital 
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http://linuxmovies.org/studios.html


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| "Linux is the default operating [system] on desktops and servers at major
| animation and visual effects studios, with maybe 98 percent [or more]
| penetration," CinePaint Project Manager Robin Rowe told LinuxInsider.
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http://www.ecommercetimes.com/rsstory/57300.html
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On Wed, 05 Mar 2008 12:51:37 +0000, Roy Schestowitz wrote:

> ATI & NVIDIA In The Linux Hollywood
> 
> ,----[ Quote ]
>| In this talk by Robin Rowe and Gabrielle Pantera, this duo had discussed how 
>| Linux managed to succeed in this industry and one of the reasons was because 
>| of NVIDIA and their hardware support under Linux via their binary drivers.   
> `----
> 
> http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NjM3MQ

Binary drivers?
You mean Hollywood isn't clamoring for the source code to these binary
drivers?

Maybe they should use this card for the rendering?

http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=NjM1NQ

" The current Project VGA board has 16MB of SD RAM, Xilinx Spartan 3 s400
FPGA under 100MHz, and uses the PCI bus. These first-run prototypes will
cost over $200 USD with no guarantees to work or warranties."


This way they can have the source code and maybe inject it with some
steroids or something.




-- 
Moshe Goldfarb
Collector of soaps from around the globe.
Please visit The Hall of Linux Idiots:
http://linuxidiots.blogspot.com/
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brick.n.straw (6130)
3/5/2008 5:10:09 PM
Moshe Goldfarb wrote:

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http://colatrolls.blogspot.com/2008/01/moshe-goldfarb-troll.html

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