The New Mexico Computing Applications Center has announced a collaboration with media firms DreamWorks Animation SKG and Cerelink DMG to explore the development of a cloud computing service for computer generated film rendering. The collaboration would virtually expand the DreamWorks render farm out to a cluster in New Mexico during peaks times of concern.
Richard Draper, Managing Partner of Cerelink DMG said, “With the technical innovation and real world
computing demands of DreamWorks Animation, we’re bringing the future of cloud computing to New
Mexico. This effort is expected to create new opportunities and demand for New Mexico-based talent
and services within the digital media sector.”
Part of the project has been to push the high performance data networks into the offices of Hollywood via the National Lambda Rail.
DreamWorks Animation has a rich history in technical innovation for film production”, said Ed Leonard,
CTO of DreamWorks Animation. “We’re excited about working with Cerelink to explore bringing cost-
effective and scalable on-demand computing to meet our needs.”
Very interesting stuff.