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 Apr 19, 2005 - 09:41 AM - by Michael
* Dreamworks goes AMD

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Another win for AMD - they've signed a three-year agreement to provide the chips for Dreamworks' render farms.

Intel, the world's largest chip maker and AMD's top rival, has made well-established inroads of its own into the movie industry, linking up in 2003 with animated film maker Pixar Animation Studios Inc. to build what they called one of the most powerful computer installations for digital animation.

DreamWorks, known for its animated films, said in a statement it used computers built with AMD's Opteron processor in their upcoming movie "Madagascar" to create a scene with more than 900 moving animated creatures in a single scene, which it called a technical achievement.

Under the terms of the deal, AMD will become DreamWorks Animation's "preferred processor provider" for all of its next- generation servers, workstations, render farm computers and laptops. The companies will also jointly promote upcoming animated films and DVD releases.
It's good to see AMD getting this sort of publicity.
 

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